Thursday, September 27, 2007

Are you afraid of failing or suceeding ?

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 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 is 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 prescence
automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela
Inaugural speech 1994

No comments: