“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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates oth

ers.”    Marianne Williamson
Courtesy of Julia Nowak

When I first read this, years ago, I remember feeling a great, big, YES within me.  This was an expression of something I’d always believed was true, but couldn’t articulate.  Very little around me was living this truth, yet, I felt that it must exist. 

 I’ve carried it with me over the past decade and shared it with others.

It speaks about the power of story, of YOUR story.  Does your story include the part about you being “brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous”?


Celtic Peace Knot
Courtesy of Celtic Attic

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