I came across this quote again by Marianne Williamson today, and it yet again moved me deeply as I read it. There are so many people that I know that I wish they understood how bright their light already shines, and by allowing it to do so, how it impacts me. There are also people I know that I wish understood that they are not inadequate or small, but strong, magnificent, remarkable individuals with much to give to this world.
“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.”
Are we letting our light shine?
Do we realize our call, as a co-creator of God’s, is to let our light shine?
Who in your life needs to read this quote?