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Monday, September 10, 2007

Nelson Mandella 1994 Inaugural Speech

Our biggest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It's 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 enlightned 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 when 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.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

Thanks for putting that quote up Audrey. I needed a thought tonight for a RS meeting and I think that is perfect. Good luck with the doctor and Saylor. They are all such cute kids.

The O'Briens said...

Great quote Audrey. I so need this. I haven't talked to you in forever! Love your guts.

Almanac Zach, JoJo, Sir Isaac Fig Newton, Sophie Granola Bar said...

Just got back online and saw your quote. Thanks for sharing...
I met a little girl named Saylor last night and thought of you! I miss you and hope you are doing well!