Friday, August 19, 2011
My Deepest Fear
"My deepest fear is not that I am inadequate.
My deepest fear is that I am POWERFUL beyond measure.
It is my LIGHT,
not my darkness that most frightens me.
I ask myself, Who am I to be
Brilliant, Gorgeous, Talented, Fabulous?
Actually, who am I NOT TO BE?
I am a CHILD OF GOD.
Me playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around Me.
I am meant to SHINE, as children do.
I was born to make manifest the GLORY OF GOD that is within ME.
It's not just in ME, it's in EVERYONE.
And as I let my own light SHINE,
I unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As I am liberated from my own fear,
My presence automatically liberates others."
I heard this quote many years ago, and just heard it again, recently.
What an amazing reminder!
I AM A CHILD OF GOD and HE is within ME!
HE is within YOU!
How can we allow HIS LIGHT to shine through us more?
"You are the LIGHT of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put in under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."