Friday, November 21, 2008

Our Greatest Fear

Ariel- Command of God: The archangel of divine...Image via WikipediaI've always loved this quote.  Mike used it in his sermon on Sunday and I wanted to post it here today for my buddy, Kansas Bob.

Our Greatest Fear
(a quote from Marianne Williamson
Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant,gorgeous, handsome, talented and 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 were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some, 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 fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

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2 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

I liked this Brian:

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

It reminds me of how contagious vulnerability can be :)

Don said...

Great quote from a great lady.