Monday, April 13, 2009

shine on like the crazy diamond that you are

hello. i apologize for the lack of posts over the last two weeks. every now and then, like most people, i feel a little uninspired. and because i refuse to offer up ideas and thoughts without conviction, i chose to take a breather and wait for my light to ignite yet again, brimming with possibility. and then i remember that all it takes sometimes is just one inspired thought to get you going. and maybe a good dose of motivation from one of my favorite quotes of all time, sent to me from one of my favorite people of all time - you know who you are. and i am reminded of just how powerful and capable we all really are...

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond all measure. It is our light, not our darkness that 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 help the world any. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. And as we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

-Nelson Mandella or Marianne Williamson, or apparently maybe even Betty Ford?

3 comments:

  1. great post, keep it up

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  2. Beautiful quote. So inspirational!

    And I find that the best way to re-find that creativity is to take a step back from everything =]

    Bisous,
    La C.

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