Monday, September 11, 2006

akeela and the bee

watched this video last night with our kids and was so moved.

“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 in Return to Love: Reflections on a Course in Miracles

1 comment:

Wende said...

I haven't seen the movie--but the quote my son found on a bathroom wall and he fell in love. Eventually, we are going to paint it onto his wall in his room.