Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I'm reading a book my friend, Chris, penned. He has many truths to share. We've had similar thoughts about different things and some of his truths remind me of a quote I used to keep tacked on my wall at work. The first time I read this, I was struck by its Truth.

Many times I would shrink so other people would not feel insecure around me. It still takes practice to beat this old habit.

This was written by Marianne Williamson.

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.”

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