Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Let Your Light Shine

“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.”----from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.

I just love this quote…doesn’t it just speak to you???
I found it yesterday on an posting from someone who works for the same employer as I do and felt compelled to share it.
I find that so often people do not let their talents shine out or if they do they feel self conscious or sometimes, depending on the talent, ridiculed. This is not what God wanted for us.
It matters not what your talent is but I think this quote spoke to me most about the talents that others share to involve opening up their hearts, their inner most self. Sometimes being open and honest is the hardest talent of all to share. And in sharing your talent for telling your story, opening yourself up, listening to others, giving advice based on your are liberating yourself and helping your journey go forward while at the same time, liberating others!
The same goes for sharing any talent.
So sing to the mountains, dance, paint, run, build, help, share….let your talents show. Praise God for the gifts that are in you!!!

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