Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nelson Mandela quote

This is an amazing quote that tells me to be fully myself, as powerful as I am and can be.

"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."

Focus especially on making choices that move you toward your greatness, your power. Sometimes I know I am headed in that direction because some others around me get upset. As long as I stay in my own power, sure and confident in my decision, these others get the opportunity to conquer their fear and anger. My sureness and confidence allows me to be loving and compassionate toward them, rather than upset at their upset. The love I extend feels safe and can help dissipate fear.

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