Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

"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 and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are 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."

                            (Nelson Mandela, 1994 Inaugural Speech)

Today, whether you believe in a divine spirit in any form or not, let something go.  Pick one thing that you are tired of carrying and drop it.  Make room for something new to rise and take its place.  Death and rebirth.

Let go, if you can, if you think you might be ready, of your fear of your own beauty.


Anonymous said...

What a powerful speaker! Thanks for posting this.

septembermom said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. We should take on that challenge to seek rebirth.

reiko rizzuto said...

I heard this quote years ago, of course, and can't believe that I forgot it! I was so glad to rediscover it. But I guess we get what we need when we need it!