Monday, May 2, 2011 | By: Taffy

You. Are. Awesome.

Just a reminder of how cool you are!

"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 (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles

7 comments:

Angie said...

Thanks, Taffy! You're wonderful.

Peggy said...

I absolutely love this!

Carolyn Arnold said...

This is a beautiful post, and something I needed to read. Thank you for this.

Taffy said...

Thanks, ladies! Every time I read this quote it gives my spirits a boast.

Donna Weaver said...

I love that quote. Nelson Mandela used I understand in his inaugural address.

See you at Storymaker!

CL Beck, author said...

Excellent advice. Thanks for posting it. I loved the line, "And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."

Lillian J. Banks said...

Ah, I feel all sappy inside. It is so easy to see it in everyone else, is it not?
How was LDSStorymakers? I am dying for your recap!