courage for the week 1.9.11




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My roommate, Dani, posted this on our fridge in college. It has been a favorite since…

"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, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles

20 comments:

  1. that is a beautiful and inspiring quote. thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. Ohhh I remember hearing her say this once... la la lovvvvvvvvvveeeee it! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. ahh! part of that quote has been on my office bulletin board for years! love it!!

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  4. I haven't read this in a long time...this was a very needed reminder. Thank you!

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  5. I needed that today as my husband ships off for six months. What great encouragment.

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  6. Thank you for the encouraging words!
    Blessings,
    Sonya

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  7. It seems to me that you followed that advice!

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  8. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Great quote have shared this with my friends - thanks :-)
    Rachie xo

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  10. Oh I just love it...totally sums up the choices I'm trying to make for this year! It's going on the fridge, in the journal, front door....! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Nice words of inspiration, thanks for sharing.

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  12. i needed this. When something goes absolutely right, perfect in every sense - i have a really bad habit that something bad should follow because somehow, i don't deserve the good that i received. I try to get past that but it's very hard. This is a great reminder.

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  13. Great quote..Thank you for sharing..

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  14. UM! LOVE THIS! Wow, that is a great reminder. And i DO often play small, not to make others uncomfortable. I have started to realize that is not right. I am getting better at it, but there are still 2 big areas in my life I do this with! NO MORE! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Oh...this is so great! And so perfect for my ward's young women's new beginnings. They asked me to speak about a royal experience. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  16. Beautiful words! Thank you for the reminder!! :)

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  17. Wow. Wow, wow, wow. You wouldn't believe just how apt this is for me today.

    Or maybe you would believe it, because God knits our hearts together, doesn't He? :)

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  19. I love that quote too, thanks for sharing! I've been following your blog for a little while and this past Christmas as we were watching our annual favorite, "It's A Wonderful Life" I learned where the name of your blog came from- so clever!

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