"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 manifest the glory of God that is within us...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


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Aimee said...


Found your blog by way of Angie's, an old friend of mine from ORU. Just ask her about Aimee from West Virginia... she likes to call me Rose Nylund.

Anyway, thank you for sharing this quote. I've seen part of it before, but not the entire thing. I really needed this today.

~Aimee (Cooper) Cantrell