Thursday, February 02, 2006

Our Deepest Fear

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 is not just in some of us; it is 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.


Blogger CutFoldGlue said...

I don't want to rag on Mr Mandela, but the "born make god great" bit irritates me.

I'm gonna go burn an embassy.

10:51 PM  
Blogger nothing is everything said...

Dont worry he didnt actually write the speech ... some lady did. Eh I just dont take the part about 'god' literally. Makes the whole thing sound alot better.

3:39 AM  

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