Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Meant to Shine

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 (b. 1952) activist, author and lecturer


  1. Taking the time to really think about this quote, one cannot begin the day in a small way....I want to shine! What a marvelous look at we humans who go through our lives just existing, and need not, because we are all meant for such great things in this beautiful world! Wonderful!

    Truly beautiful photograph! I love the mountains so much. One of God's priceless treasures!

  2. All of these are visions of "home." Lovely, lovely.


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