Monday, September 17, 2007

Quotation for the week

SY reminded me of this lovely quotation last Friday during a rehearsal:

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 is nothing enlightening 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 of us: it is in everyone,
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
Give other people permission to do the same.

- Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love (New York: Harper Collins, 1992)
(the edition of this quote was taken from Zander R.S. and Zander B. (2000). The Art of Possibility. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business School Press.)


mistipurple said...

thank you for reminding me of this, which you have posted for me, probably years ago.
and thank you for the buzzz buzzz.. from 'us'. *wink*

oceanskies79 said...

I think this is quite an uplifting quote, and it comes in helpful for me when I have self-doubts and feelings of inadequacies.

You are most welcome for the buzz. I am just passing forward the kindness that people around me have generously given me. :)

Simple American said...

Hats off to SY. May the power fill you up.