Friday, August 21, 2009

an all time favorite...

i'm sure i've put this quote up before...
but it's one that can forever be repeated.

i was remembering when i first found it....
maybe something like fifteen years ago!

the kids were little.
we were having a home schooling game nite.
we invited a bunch of home schooling families
over for goofin' and games....

i had found the quote earlier that day.
and that evening i grabbed every mom that
came and showed it to them. totally wowed
by the whole thing. 'look at this!' and i'd
sit them down and have them read it.

i remember bouncin' around thinking 'it's
our LIGHT not our dark we're afraid of!!'
i really felt that was true and such an
exciting thought.

the other thought that i carry with me
constantly from this quote is that we really
have to do what's right for us....
cause that helps others.

that has helped me out in many a rough spot....

it's from marianne williamson:

“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.”

to this day, this still inspires me...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love this quote, too. I can't believe that you knew about it so long ago. I only discovered it in the last five yrs or so.