Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Love and Fear

'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
A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

I stumbled across this quote once before and I love it so much. I am going to get that book tomorrow. Can't wait!


kendalee said...

GREAT quote and timely reminder - thank you!

I love the pictures of your beautiful children looking happy and relaxed below - and how sweet that they tidied up 'cause they knew it would make your day :o) Glad you had a good Thanksgiving!

Deborah Estelle said...

This is my FAVORITE qoute! I have it in my book of affirmations!