tisdag, augusti 16, 2011

Our deepest fear

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.

Marianne Williamson i boken Return to Love. På svenska här.

2 kommentarer:

Vibeke sa...

En klassiker. Vackrare innebörd får man leta efter.

Elina Jonsson sa...

visst är den en klassiker..! minns att någon sa något liknande nyligen ;)