Friday, August 07, 2009

Wise words from a wise man

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 oursleves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. 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.
-Nelson Mandela
1994 Inaugural speech

Enough said!

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading this. I find it true. Sometimes we do not realize how much potential we have as people until we are face-to-face in any given situation. Thanks for sharing the quote. Very inspiring.