Let Your Light Shine
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 the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
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Love this quote, very inspiring. Thanks for posting it.
Funny, had a discussion with a few friends on Saturday and I mentioned this quote. Love it.
I am so (pleasantly) suprised that you would quote Marianne Williamson!
I actually don’t subscribe to Marianne Williamson’s teachings or world view. However, this quote is beautiful in conjunction with the scripture I referenced – and I think that’s the key to the quote, tying it in with the scripture.
I didn’t want to do disservice to the simple beauty of the quote to qualify that, though. I thought it might distract – lol.
You could pull up famous philosophical quotes from the last several decades, and I likely wouldn’t see eye-to-eye spiritually or have the same world view as most of them. But there are some gem of some quotes out there regardless.
I agree also. It must be in line with scripture. (I don’t even know who the author is Lol!)