Monday, September 29, 2008

Our Deepest Fear

Banica River, Valencia, Negros Oriental

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us
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 and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.
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

6 comments:

Webradio said...

Hello Miranda !
Nice text and beautiful photo...
See You later.

nutart said...

wow!! Williamson just expressed what the spiritual masters must have felt upon enlightenment!

Love that photo too, Luna! Whenever I get to those kinds of lush streams, I get mesmerized and would love to just sit there till twilight. Of course, my hubby would say "let's gooow! let's gooow!"

Lawstude said...

the photo is so beautiful and the poem is nice too. we are child of GOD so we have nothing to fear but HIM.

luna miranda said...

I'm glad you like it, Andre. Thanks for stopping by.

luna miranda said...

i can relate to that, Bernadette. the sound of water is like music, it's restful and has a fascinating vitality to it. dahil ba water sign ako? hehehe

i'm glad you like the poem---it's beautiful 'no? it reminds me of Ayn Rand.

luna miranda said...

hi, lawstude. thanks for sharing your thoughts.