Friday, February 23, 2007

Something I need to remind myself of ...

I first heard this poem in the movie Akeelah and the Bee (One of the best movies I've ever seen!)

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 is not just in some of us; it is 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.
a return to love.

- Marianne Williamson


Bonita said...

Erin, I love this sentiment. I wish that more people would practice this.

Caffey said...

Wow, just so inspiring! Thanks for posting that Erin

Erin the Innocent said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it :)