All week long, this quote has been in my head. I’ve been feeling it lately, bigtime. I know I’ve quoted it before, but it’s an understandable favorite. And I just came across it in an Oprah newsletter:
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 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 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.
— A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
This often gets attributed to Nelson Mandela because he used it in a speech, but it is pure Williamson.
It speaks to me so.