Shared Wisdom: Power To Become
The piece of wisdom that I wish to share today is written by Nelson Mandela. These were the words that helped to liberate me from a self-made prison of fear. They helped me to explore avenues on my journey of self discovery that I would never have thought of looking at. The line that had the most impact on me is: “There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”
A million light bulbs went off in my head and my heart when I fully understood the meaning of those words. I had spent so many years living to please others and denying my own true self that I was indeed scared to fully manifest the unique individual that I am. Today I live LARGE – no apologies!
Power To Become
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 is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us. It is in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.