Thursday, May 22, 2008

good words

i think i'll actually write some of my own words soon, but this was given to me again this last weekend, almost exactly a year after i first heard it. it's more appropriate now than ever. Thanks michelle!

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 God.

your playing small doesn't serve the world.
there's nothing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won't feel insecure around you.
we are all meant to shine, as children do.
we are 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 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.


-Marianne Williamson

4 comments:

Blakely said...

This part right here is why I bought the movie Akeelah and the Bee!

Amy said...

I heart this quote by Marianne!!! Hope all is going well... I'll send you my new contact info in DC when I get there.

Brandon & April said...

Wow!

sarah.eulaine said...

I don't have a job yet...but I'm searching :) And I'll Live in Leawood, near 135th & State Line. Where do you live these days?