Saturday, May 23, 2009

Be The Light

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14

1 comment:

  1. Patty, I just saw this quote like two weeks ago and wanted to copy it down, so I texted part of it to Taylor so I'd have at least part of it....then could look it up later at home. I should have warned him--he sent back many question marks and I just replied, 'good quote, huh?'

    I've missed you and was thinking about you and Kim at Jordan's graduation. Hope you're well. Make sure you give me the link to the new sight. I can't wait to see!