August 5, 2015

IWSG - Shine...

when you're insecure in your writing, remember this quote from Marianne Williamson:

"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 and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. 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."

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6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen! I agree completely.

Jacqui Murray said...

Ha! I have never feared that in my entire life. I like the thought, though.

Sarah Foster said...

I don't know if I've felt exactly that way, but I think I do have a fear of success, which is practically the same thing, right?

Karen Jones Gowen said...

How lovely! Very inspiring words.

Donetta said...

glad to see you thriving.

Jeffrey Scott said...

Well said, and good point.
I guess that does make sense. We fear not our faults, but that we can shine. As you say, why shouldn't we?
Good points. Thanks for sharing.