Friday, April 2, 2010

Everyday Grace

This is just what I needed to hear (read) today...

“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.” Marianne Williamson

My third year of University I lived with three other girls who will forever be sisters to me. We were all looking to discover who we were and make our lives "happen" . At the time, I had no idea that you could find books that would help you spiritually and emotionally until they started handing me books I should read. I haven't read much lately but this writer was posted on my friends Facebook page yesterday and her writing was so passionate and strong that I cried at work and didn't care if I was late to return from my break, I had to finish reading it. Today I googled Marianne Williamson, and found this only hours after writing about how small I had felt and how I wanted to be little and unseen and unheard, and how a simple little event transported me back to feeling like I was in High School again. I guess I needed to read this...

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