THE SEARCH FOR THE AUTHENTIC SELF
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’s nothing enlightening about shrinking so that
other people won’t feel insecure around you.
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.
– Nelson Mandela, 1994 Inaugural Speech
(from Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love)
This is one of my favourite pieces of writing, I just thought I’d share it with you! So, with a smile on your face and love in your heart, allow your own light to shine! NEVER compromise who you are… you are here with unique gifts and talents and hopes and dreams and YOU AND ONLY YOU can share these with the world! There is nobody else on the planet right now, or ever, that has been like YOU!!!
YOU ARE A STAR, YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE
SHINE YOUR LIGHT BOTH NEAR AND FAR
YOU ARE UNIQUE IN EVERY WAY
PLEASE SHARE YOUR GIFTS WITH US TODAY
Until next time,
Love from me, Marie X