Mar 26, 2012

on a related note

i came across this poem in a teleclass with kimberly wilson of tranquil space yoga studio, the 'tranquility du jour' blog, and many other endeavors. having just posted about my mixed emotions in approaching change, it was especially applicable. if you are also going through a transitional period or maybe you need to be pushed into one, bookmark this post and keep these words in mind:

"our greatest fear" by marianne williamson

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 were born to 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 return to love, harper collins, 1992.

want to keep the inspiration train rolling? watch this:

poem text and apple commercial found here.

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