Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Quotable

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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 consciously give
other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

- Marianne Williamson

I was at a conference last week and there was a large focus on harnessing your power, following your dreams and pursuing your passions. I enjoyed (and felt empowered by) many of the speakers. One of the keynote speakers ended her speech with this passage. I've heard excerpts from it several times during my life (usually the first two lines) but it is most impactful in its complete state. It encouraged me and I hope it does the same for you. Happy Monday!

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