Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I'm gonna shine.

Our worst 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 is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to manifest the glory of God within us.  It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone of us, 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

1 comment:

  1. Did you read the first lesson for this coming Sunday? I think that this passage directly relates to our calling to be both free and bound as Paul and Silas are in Acts 16.

    Thanks for posting such wise words from such a learned man.

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