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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Notable Quote: Our Deepest Fear

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's 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're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. (A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles", Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3])

Since the opening sentences concluded my previous post, I thought I'd give you whole passage. As noted, the attribution to Nelson Mandela is a bit of an urban legend. You can read the full discussion here.

However, I like the urban legend. There's something that feels so right, to think that Mandela would utter these words on his inauguration. The essence fits, and perhaps that's why the legend persists.

On a personal note, I happen to have an album from a reggae group called Tusa Pangaea. One song sets these words to music. It's the only reggae album I own, and priceless because of that one song.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks Jan I can't remember my sign in but with the happenings in my life it sure helped me to remember I am worth it! Here's to Mercury in Retrograde too, we'll all make it!

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