Friday, March 10, 2006

Quote of the day

"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 darkeness, 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 will not feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It isn't just some of us, it is everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

- Nelson Mandela

2 comments:

Leslie said...

That is my favorite quote and it is so true. I love you and miss you :)

jamie said...

this fits perfectly a post that i wrote today and chickened out of putting up...maybe i'll email it to you. thanks for the quote!