Monday, October 5, 2009
Quick quote by 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."
This quote is often incorrectly attributed to Nelson Mandela. I suppose the most important thing is that the message gets out there, but correct attribution and dispelling misinformation is a good thing.
"Among the metal ones a messenger will soon arrive."
from 10001110101, by Clutch
And some extra awesomeness, this time from this year's convocation sermon by our revered school president, Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker(she also writes books):
"We can only bear with the tasks that are larger than ourselves if we are refreshed and sustained by sources larger than ourselves."
I needed that.
agape to all,