Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Do not be afraid

On Friday there will be a gathering which you are invited to attend ... if that way inclined. (Details here).

On another note (or maybe not), someone commented yesterday that "no where is safe, but in Trinidad everyone knows where the problem is but because of fear no one speaks out." Rather than say that 'no-one' speaks out, I would say that 'few' do. And I don't think the fear of speaking out is fear of criminals or authorities, but rather the fear of one's very Self.

That thought reminds me of the words of these words:

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 doesn't serve the world. There is 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 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.

7 Comments:

Blogger Kaivalya said...

Well said!

6:54 AM  
Blogger Mirari Coaching and Consulting Services said...

that quotation is actually from Marianne Williamson's "Return to Love"... at some point it got attributed to Mandela, not sure why.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Whoever coined it, it is wonderful. I always loved this piece of inspiring writing.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

Well I've known it to be attributed to Mandela ... and only yesterday when looking for it on the net did I see it also attributed to Marianne Wilson. Turns out she wrote it and he quoted it in his speech ... or not. http://www.quotationspage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2406&sid=edc7ccf1c01a3e91b1756a02c5eccbb7

8:34 PM  
Blogger Elisa said...

A quick google search on the full context shows he never uttered those words in any of his speeches. Powerful words, no matter if they were written by a person who is not so famous, worthy of dispersal

2:13 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

I edited the reference.

4:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.djmal.net/thaspot/members/viagrakaufend
[b]VIAGRA rezeptfrei VIAGRA BILLIG REZEPTFREI BESTELLEN[/b]
http://www.serataanime.it/forum2/member.php?u=336
[b]VIAGRA fuer frau BESTELLEN BILLIG VIAGRA[/b]
VIAGRA BESTELLEN eur 0.85 Pro Pille >> Klicken Sie Hier << BESTELLEN BILLIG VIAGRA CIALIS VIAGRA Oesterreich Viagra Online Kaufen
http://www.sembrasil.com.br/assets/snippets/forum/viewtopic.php?t=145
[b]VIAGRA erection VIAGRA BILLIG PREISVERGLECH[/b]
[url=http://www.einvestorhelp.com/member.php?u=37776]VIAGRA PREISVERGLECH BESTELLEN[/url] - VIAGRA Germany
[b]VIAGRA versand PREISVERGLECH BESTELLEN VIAGRA[/b]
[b]VIAGRA Austria BILLIG VIAGRA REZEPTFREI BESTELLEN[/b]
[url=http://www.postyouradforfree.com/showthread.php?p=313013]VIAGRA fuer frau[/url] - VIAGRA Kaufen
[b]PFIZER VIAGRA VIAGRA BESTELLEN PREISVERGLECH[/b]
[b]VIAGRA preis VIAGRA BESTELLEN[/b]
[b]VIAGRA® kaufen
VIAGRA Deutschland
VIAGRA online kaufen
VIAGRA on line
VIAGRA alternativ
VIAGRA rezeptfrei
VIAGRA Kaufen
VIAGRA Apotheke[/b]

1:54 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home