Sunday, October 01, 2006

Shine on!

Sometimes, you come across words that are deep and profound and have you nodding violently. They may be words that act as a reminder to you of what you should be. I watched Coach Carter some days ago, heard this recitation and was nodding so violently, my head almost fell off.

Anyways, here it is. Hope it touches you as much as it touched me.
“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.”
....Marianne Williamson


  1. OMG!!..stumbled upon ur blog...and funny enuf, thats one of my favorite quotes. Great blog by the way!

  2. Hi, zaiprincesa. Thanks for dropping by and thank you for the compliment on the blog. I had an epiphany while I was listening to this quote. I am thinking of doing a post explaining why.

    By the way, I love your Quote A Day Blog. Just discovered it.

  3. I luv that quote.. amazing. .and i luv ur blog and your style of writing

  4. @ONB: Yeah, I thought it was amazing too. Thank you for the compliment.

  5. I watched that movie and cannot remember this quote at all. Its a wow moment for me. Very powerful stuff

  6. Thanks will post this on my blog now. Very inspiring..i need to read this every day. Thanks for sharing!

  7. @ Uzo: It was recited in part (I don't think it was full) by CRUZ- The latino guy that kept dropping out of the team. Powerful stuff? You can say that again!!

    @through these eyes: I am glad that you found it so inspiring. It rings true and for me is an affirmation of what I already know but need to be reminded of from time to time.

    Thanks for dropping by guys!

  8. 'Akilah the Bee', think that is where i first saw the quote. Very tho-provoking.


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