a return to love
Whilst gathering some of my thoughts on the wonderful experience of meeting Brené Brown last week and reading through my notes, I came across a quote that has now become one of my favourites. When I first read this quote whilst I appreciated the sentiment and felt it was beautiful, it made me felt uncomfortable because I just couldn’t believe it could be true about me. Now that I am moving towards a greater feeling of worthiness, and that love and belonging are my birth right, I feel comforted by this quote. Fully living in all our light can be scary, but it has to be better than living with fear in the dark. I hope this quote inspires you and challenges you to realise you are talented, gorgeous, fabulous and yes, be*you*tiful, just as you are.
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?…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 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.