Friday, April 17, 2009

Live it LARGE!

“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, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is 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'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.”

~Marianne Williamson, but often wrongly attributed to Nelson Mandela


Jaz said...

What a beautiful post :) So true :)

Safiyyah said...

Salaams Yosra:

Uh - Allah (swt) has no children. This is the essence of tauheed.

Yosra said...

Asalamu Alaykom Jaz,

Glad you liked it :)

Hope Egypt is feeling good today!

Asalamu Alaykom Safiyyah,

I know what you mean. However, this is poetical and not literal. Being children of God does not mean that He is my literal father. Thinking of God as Al-Wali is very close to this. He is The Guardian.

Make sense?