Thought for Today

A friend sent me this quote months ago, and it’s one I still read through every few weeks.

“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.”  —-from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.

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Morning Breaking. Backyard. 2.17.11

8 comments

  1. This is a beautiful quote – thank you for sharing, and the reminder to just…well..be! I’ll be saving this on my computer to read every so often, myself.

  2. very profound – thank you for keeping my motivation and momentum going !!

    Happy Sunday!

  3. Love this, Brandi. Happy Sunday!!

  4. i love this quote so much- my latin teacher passed it down to us in high school.

  5. What an awesome quote. Saving so I can go back and read :)

  6. So inspiring and so true. Makes me wish I would have raised my hand more in school instead of being afraid of how the other kids would look at me if I always knew the answer :)

    Have a beautiful day!

  7. What a great quote!! So beautiful :)

  8. I just found your blog via Eat Live Run and I have fallen in love with this quote – I believe what it says with all of my heart and try to live that out every day. It’s such a blessed truth.

    So glad I found you in the blogosphere.
    I’ll be stopping by again,
    Dana

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