Friday, October 12, 2012


I'm hijacking Fashion Friday because I want to.  MWAAHHAAHA

Seriously, it's nothing too nefarious.  One of my work pals set this sheet of paper on my desk with a quote and I've been thinking on and wanted to share with all of you:

"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."

I could break this down and suss it out and let you know what it means to me but honestly, I'm more curious about what this says to YOU.  Thoughts?

If nothing more, go out and think about this weekend and let your light shine on someone.  You never know how much they might desperately need it. 


  1. I think this means that everyone has a "superpower", and when we nurture our superpowers, we become the kind of person that others want to emulate. We all know someone who is so... free. Not like TMI free, but confident and at peace with themselves. They knew who they were and were not only OK with that, but embraced it.

    It's not that we fear that we are inadequate (as the quote says), but that we fear our inadequacies instead of accepting and making peace with them (as the quote means).

    That acceptance is NOT the same as ignoring or excusing our flaws; we simply realize where the flaws lie and then love them. Then we are free to devote our energy to developing our superpowers instead of compensating for our "flaws." That energy can now be devoted to more productive pursuits -like superpowers.

    1. I love your take on this. And if there ever comes a day when I'm that at peace with myself, I might hire a skywriter. Just saying. ;)