Thursday, June 17, 2004

GOD BLESS AFRICA, GOD BLESS US ALL

"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."


Nelson Mandela: 1994 Inaugural Speech
(Attributed to Marianne Williamson in her book, A Return to Love)

 
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