Wednesday, January 17, 2007

From Nelson Mandela

Well, not really. This quote is attributed to Nelson Mandela's 1994 inaugural speech, however it was really written by Marianne Williamson. I took my favorite parts, the parts that really resonate deep inside me and posted them here. If you want to read the complete poem go here.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deep fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us...

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to be the same.
As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others.


Charmi said...

Thank you. Something I needed this morning.

Lisa said...

Hey, I think I remember that quote from Mandela's autobiography Long Walk to Freedom ...I hope those tags work. Have you read it? I highly recommend it if you haven't. It's a very engaging personal account of the political and social atmosphere during apartheid.