Are we Children of God?

I heard this quote from Marianne Williamson on the radio today:

“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 frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ 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 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 all of us. And when 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.”
Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech


I found it quite intriguing and my beautiful wife stated that she liked the part about the Glory of God being in all of us. I like the part about people who are subconsciously unafraid of the Light of God unconsciously make others more receptive to the Light. We represent a miracle and we should not be fearful of our divine cause.

2 Responses to “Are we Children of God?”

  1. magpismith Says:

    Wow, I really needed to hear this today; i’ve been avoiding my divine cause lately… thanks for such a moving and humbling message.

  2. shankarwolf Says:

    Glad it helped Amy. Happy New Year!

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