Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year

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."

from 'A Return To Love' (1992)
by Marianne Williamson
(thanks to Euan Semple for this)

1 comment:

Mel said...

One of my favorite-ests!

Thank you, sir.
And the castle--perfect.

Happy, glorious 2009 to you!