“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.”
----from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher. Among her 9 published books, four of them -including A Return to Love - were #1 New York Times Bestsellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. Her latest book, The Age of Miracles hit #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list.Marianne's other books include Everyday Grace, A Woman's Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America and The Gift of Change.
Marianne was someone who greatly inspired Gabrielle Berstein, Berstein being someone who greatly inspired me. Therefore I wanted to put her name out there. And though I might not agree with all her views, I sill find a great portion of her writing to be eye opening and healing- regardless of which religious background one follows, if any at all. On her website you will find great services including morning mediations, journal entries dedicated to current issues, events, quotes, poems, and much more.
Marianne Williamson's Official Page: http://marianne.com/index.php
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