Friday, November 21, 2008



If someone has posted this recently, forgive me NOW,
please. Found in my files, I just wanted to read it again--
and wish you all to read it also, carefully, slowly,
and with love for others in your hearts!
Peace and Love.
I mean that.

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 does not serve the world.

There's 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 is 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.

A RETURN TO LOVE - Marianne Williamson

If possible, be silent for 30 seconds,
please. For a special intention.
NOTE: NOT for me!


Cat said...

it is as if I have read this for the first time just now.

Thank you


Lou said...

always worth repeating.

big Jenn said...

I read this right after I posted. Hmmmm... thank you,jeNN-girl

Molls said...

This is something that I could read and love every day. Thank you!

Syd said...

I feel that I can handle the light so I'm interested in how that may frighten me. I suppose I've come to realize that I have a lot to offer. It has taken some time and lots of negations though.


My special intentions have been prayed!!!

Laura said...

This is lovely and I don't think I've seen it before.

A great scripture comes to mind...

Perfect Love casts out all fear....

And we reflect His love.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I have this on my refrigerator!!! I love this sentiment and statement; thank you so much for sharing this!!

xo G~*

Anonymous said...

And to think I almost went to bed without reading this. Thanks Steve.

Shadow said...

this is beautiful, and so very true. i've not read this before. i'm going to print this one out! thank you!

Anonymous said...

Always great. Always worth repeating.

♥Shann♥ said...

I love this and thanks for posting it. Please feel free to post it as many times as you want!!! We all need reminding ♥

Findon said...

OH To Shine. It just brings a smile to my face.

Banana Girl said...

So amazing that i was just telling a friend who asked how to meditate to start with 30 seconds of real silence. Love this post. J.

Faith said...

God is good, I already have a job lined up; it's temporary but a possible permanent position. It will pay the bills in the mean time.

LOL a lot did happen in 15 min. My knees hit the floor pretty fast. Fortunately I had a pillow nearby for support lol


Zanejabbers said...

Good ole MW. Thanks for sharing this. It never gets old, and if it was published by someone else recently, not to worry. Beautiful writings never get tiring.

mile191 said...

i am glad i came back and found this. i should read it often.