Day 5 – My Favorite Quote

10 Aug

Anyone that has known me for awhile knows that I LOVE quotes. In fact, in high school, I used to pour over quote books during my lunch breaks. My favorite quote of all time is oftentimes wrongly attributed to Nelson Mandela, and I remember always reading it on the desk of the BYU Key Office when I ran there for my job in college (yes, they have an office JUST for picking up keys of any sort…offices, mail boxes, lockers, etc). It is actually by Marianne Williamson, from her book entitled A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles (never read it-but maybe I’ll have to).

“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.”

4 Responses to “Day 5 – My Favorite Quote”

  1. Liz in the Mist August 10, 2010 at 3:27 am #

    Thanks for reminding me of that quote–haven't heard it in awhile. I may use it in my FB status!

  2. Kate and Dennis August 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    excellent. thanks for sharing!

  3. Devri August 10, 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    That's a good one.

  4. leadatortilla August 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    I think it's cool that you know where the quote is REALLY from – impressive work and I wonder what the rest of the book is like. thanks for sharing.

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