I have been happily toiling at writing a Game Plan column for FOXBusiness.com this evening and as part of my research I went on Marianne Williamson’s website. It was a joyful reminder of her famous quote once used in a speech by Nelson Mandela and it bears repeating here:
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, 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 are all meant to shine, as children do. We were 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.
–from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson