The Power Within

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and 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 were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.  It is not just in some; it is in everyone.  And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

– Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech    (Marianne Williamson)

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  1. love this casey…it is awesome…i find myself stifling the celebration of self discovery and life discovery all the time. Well, you’d probably not know it given that I do actually try to – and I am rather “out there” but I do actually do it frequently. There is so much we all have to share – the beauty and light within us. And time is short. Thank you for sharing this! It is lovely. 🙂

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