Marianne Williamson is such a huge inspiration.
She’s a teacher, author and more recently a politician.
I remember the first ever quote I read from her.
It was from her book: Return to Love (and wow what a book that is…)
It left chills down my spine:
“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.
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.”
Anybody else get the shivers?
I think this quote really resonates with me because it’s something I see every week.
I see beautifully talented souls who remain stuck because at some level, they fear their own success.
There’s something holding them back.
“Your playing small does not serve the world.”
It’s so true isn’t it.
How is staying in a job that’s not fulfilling us, that’s wasting our talents & true zone of genius in anyway a good thing?
How is staying in our comfort zone in any way comfortable? (isn’t it more than anything frustrating?)
And how is taking the ‘safe option’ in any way serving our bigger purpose on the planet?
There is SO MUCH opportunity out there, and the only thing that stops us from taking the plunge is that we get in our own way.
So today I would like to thank Marianne for her words of wisdom.
And I invite you to cast your eyes over a few more words of wisdom from this incredibly inspiring woman.
Who knows it might just be enough to spark the action you need to move forward towards doing something really meaningful with your life.
To find your purpose & passion!
A decision can be made in a heartbeat you know.
I see it all the time.
All it takes is one tiny decision…and then BOOM! You’re off!
Now over to Marianne…Enjoy 🙂
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Wisdom from Marianne Williamson: 12 Inspiring Quotes