Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Food For Thought...

This is kind of long, but it's along the same vein as last week's quote. It's from Nelson Mandela's 1994 Inaugural Speech (although I think he actually got it from Mary Ann Williamson's A Return to Love). Hope you enjoy it!

"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, and fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of the Universe. Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing so enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are born to make manifest the glory of God which is within us. It is not in just some of us, it is in all of us.

And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

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

Let your shine and have a wonderful week!
Peace and Love,


Liza said...

Awesome quote! My favorite Bible verse is from Matthew 5:16 - "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Alannah Lynne said...

Hey Liza! I'm not nearly as versed in the Bible as I should be, but I like that one a lot. Thanks for sharing it with me!

Oh, and so far, no cowboys. Not a one, daggone it!