Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hop In The Backseat Humor, Serious Thought Wants A Turn At The Wheel

My girlfriend Erica sent this to me and since I was feeling a bit frazzled this morning with all that I have to do, I thought I'd re-read this and gain a little perspective, which I did. I love those who are able to remind us of the big picture with such grace and eloquence.
“Our biggest fearis not that we are inadequate; our biggest 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 and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your ‘playing small’doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just within some of us- it is within everyone! And as we let our own light shine, we consciously give to other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear,our presence automatically liberates others.”
-Marianne Williamson

8 comments:

Nicole said...

Love it! Needed that! Thanks

Lindsay said...

It really is a beautiful quote, though it is not by Nelson Mandela. Most people incorrectly attribute it to Nelson Mandela from his inaugural speech. In actuality it is by Marianne Williamson, from her book, Return to Love. Marianne Williamson can be seen on Oprah from time to time with her spiritual, self-help books.

Puerto Rican Princess said...

Now I feel like a moron. Thanks Linds!

Lindsay said...

No, don't feel bad. That quote holds a special significance for me. It was given to me by a special friend several years ago during a difficult time. Only recently did I learn that the quote was by Marianne Williamson. I was actually going to use it for my young women's talk and was looking for the exact quote on the internet. It was then that I learned that the quote wasn't by Nelson Mandela, it was just an urban myth.

Lindsay said...

No, don't feel bad. That quote holds a special significance for me. It was given to me by a special friend several years ago during a difficult time. Only recently did I learn that the quote was by Marianne Williamson. I was actually going to use it for my young women's talk and was looking for the exact quote on the internet. It was then that I learned that the quote wasn't by Nelson Mandela, it was just an urban myth.

emahaf said...

That is really beautiful quote, no matter who it is from. Have a great day.

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