Thursday, May 13, 2010

Powerful Beyond Measure

“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 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.”-Nelson Mandela


Uptown Girl said...

awesome quote - thx Mary!
This totally reflects one of my fave Bible quotes too, "Give glory to God in your body". I think of this when I exercise :)

Anyways, love the Nelson Mandela quote. Gotta reread, let it soak it, and live it.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

wow this took the breath out of me. so powerful. I am making this my motto for the year!