than with one of my favorite quotes:
“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.”
Our Deepest Fear
by Marianne Williamson from
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” .
Simple, yet powerful words for self reflection… whatever your choice of faith.
I’ve had this quote on my Myspace page since the beginning of 2007, to share with my friends, but also as a reminder for myself.
That it’s OK to reach for what you want. Those dreams, those desires are haunting you for a reason… you’ve got some unfinished business that needs tending to. Your life’s purpose… the reason you’re here this time around.
And it is a reminder that I constantly need… I find that with every stride forward I meet with some form of self-entanglement… kind of like stepping on my own untied shoelaces.
As I embark on this journey of reflection and sharing, I invite you to do the same.
Ask yourself the question – What is it that makes you glow?
In all of us, whether we consciously know it or not, there are seeds of incandescence planted within, waiting for their chance to burst forth in blinding brilliance.
They may be hovering close to the surface… or they may be nestled deep inside (some of the finest treasures are buried deeply).
Go on an inner treasure hunt for your luminous seedling and nurture the flame into full being. And as you shine, watch those around you light up from contact glow. It can be contagious.
May you all see and know your beautiful light that shines from within.
Much love and mutually reflected light,