Living life

Joanna, who writes about Confident Writing, had this beautiful quote that just hit me over the head with its sheer delight. To live, is to give myself the permission to become the powerful, talented person I am (bolded mine):

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.

Something to think about, isn’t it?

1 thought on “Living life”

  1. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

    …So where’s the fear part come in? ‘Oh no, I’m TOO awesome and may explode at any minute! I am a critical mass of cool!’

    And yes, that accurately describes every moment of my life.

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