Thursday, April 30, 2009

You are not inadequate

"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 frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to...?' 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 people won't feel insecure around you. 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 all of us. And when 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." - Maryanne Williamson


coco said...

Reminds me of a sermon Bishop Wilson preached some years back. The sermon was titled "Self Imposed Inadequacies"

Jennifer Connell said...

That sounds like a good one!