This is actually from a speech from Nelson Mandela. It's one of my personal favorites. Great nevertheless.
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
Thanks Drew...I did a little research and a quote from Marianne Williamson: "Several years ago, this paragraph from A RETURN TO LOVE began popping up everywhere, attributed to Nelson Mandela's l994 Inaugural Address. As honored as I would be had President Mandela quoted my words, indeed he did not. I have no idea where that story came from, but I am gratified that the paragraph has come to mean so much to so many people."Marianne WilliamsonThis passage is commonly mis-attributed to Nelson Mandela's 1994 Inaugural Address.It actually comes from 'A Return To Love' (1992) by Marianne WilliamsonNot only was it not written by Mandela, but it is not quoted in either of his two Inaugural Speeches:the first given on 9th May 1994 at Cape Townsee: http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/mandela/1994/inaugct.htmlthe second given on 10th May 1994 at Pretoriasee: http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/mandela/1994/inaugpta.htmlI read from this link: http://aetw.org/mandela.htm
hi garrett and joy! congrats on all the exciting things going on with your family and business...i love to stay posted through your lovely blog. well today is jonathan and i's 2nd wedding anniversary, and I have loved looking through all our pictures all day and wanted to say THANK YOU again for your documentation of our amazing day...I know we will continue to enjoy the years down the road in the adventure of our marriage!!!
I'm so glad that you like it! I heard it and was just so inspired by it, and thought of y'all off the bat.
Joy!!! I love this quote! Thanks for posting it! A friend of mine wrote a book you might like called His Princess. Her website is www.HisPrincess.com.
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