One of my favorite quotes, from Marianne Williamson…

by Erica on September 2, 2012

I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes with all of you.  For whatever reason, many believe this quote is from Nelson Mandela.  While he is an amazing human being, he didn’t actually say this.  Marianne Williamson actually wrote this in her book, Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles.”  It’s quite powerful- and it’s a great reminder to let our light shine!

“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

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