Thursday, May 24, 2012

Changes


I'm reading a new book The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life by the author Marianne Williamson who also wrote the popular A Course of Miracles.

 I like this quote of hers though I don't agree with all her New Age philosophy:

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 doesn't 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 others.

 I thoroughly believe what she states here and try to use it in my teaching creatively and finding my own voice. Have you found your voice?

5 comments:

Linda Reeder said...

Hmmm. I don't think I am her audience. Inadequacy has always been my deepest fear, and it is that fear that has driven me to my accomplishments, to be the best I can be.

Jean said...

I find it hard to believe that my deepest fear is that I am powerful beyond measure. I wish it were true, but if it were, why am I forever plagued by fears of inadequacy!

Nedo said...

This is one of my favorite quotes, that I used in many different occasions. it is such a beautiful thing to read and feel the words go through your brain and your heart. Thank you for posting this mom..
xox
Nedret

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

i have loved that quote for some time and totally agree with it. but it's a hard line to define...how to not outshine the person you are with, or how to allow them to shine with you.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

oh, and the part I take exception to is that we never shine our own light...we truly only have His to shine and that in itself allows His light in others to begin to shine brighter...don't you think?