Monday, October 15, 2007

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, 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

3 comments:

Mia said...

Great thought Kat, thanks. I'm going to print this so I can focus on letting my light shine, even if it is only my kids who see it most days!

kat said...

i rediscovered this quote in the movie 'akeelah and the bee.' it really is my favorite these days. it's going up on katie's wall - because 20 month olds can read! :)

Serena Cherry said...

Hey Kat! You have such beautiful children! Which may sound creepy if you don't realize that you know me! I don't know if you remember me, little Serena Potter from CU who was in your RS when you were Pres. (you were fabulous btw) Anyway, Margaret gave me your blog address and I was so happy to see your family and to see what you are up to! If you are interested, my blog is lanecherry.blogspot.com. Anyway, I also saw that you have lowercase numbers linked to your blog. David is my brother-in-law. Crazy, small world. But, he did go to CU so it really isn't that small. Just in Boulder. Anyway, you guys look so happy and I am just glad to see it! Take care!