"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." ■
Dude, that is one seriously kick-ass quote. Wish I woulda said it myself. Normally you must be dead to be included in my quotes section. I just made an exception.
This quotes feels like somebody reached inside and grabbed ahold of something good .. something that I had forgotten was there.
The quote is taken from Marianne's book, titled » A Return to Love. It sorta goes with my entry titled » Fatherly Advice with a Focus on Unconditional Love [ dated April, 2012 ].
Update - January 2014 » Look at this. Marianne is running for Congress .. in Beverly Hills. I do not know much about politics .. but I heard that Waxman is a powerful man. You go, girl. This will be a very telling race.
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