Sunday, May 25, 2008

We are meant to shine...

I love this quote and I wanted to share it. I don't want to expound too much on it and ruin any thoughts others reading it might have. I'll just say that I feel we too often fail to see the divinity in ourselves and in others. I read this and I think of Matthew 5:16 - "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Imagine what the world could be if we all chose to radiate the Light of Christ that is in us.

"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."
~ Marianne Williamson