Saturday, March 10, 2007

What is your greatest fear?

I will finish up with the concluding part of Rejoice! later on but since it's Friday, I would like to shout my 'TGIF' by sharing a thought with you.
The words I will be sharing with you were words I read several years ago but didn't make any sense to me. I would later come across this words again when I was employed by Generis, where at a time it was mandatory for all to know it by heart. I also came across these powerful words again while watching a film by Samuel L. Jackson.
The words have wrongly attributed to Nelson Mandela as his 1994 Inaugural speech, the greatest impact the words however had on me was when I heard it again in Samuel L Jackson's Coach Carter.
I believe it will do you a lot of good as you go about enjoying the weekend.

Our Greatest 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 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 were born to make and 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 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."

-Marianne Williamson
Our Greatest Fear” from her book “A Return To Love

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