Monday, August 14, 2006

Nelson Mandela

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, 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 were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,our presence
automatically liberates others.
-Nelson Mandela-


Something McSomethingkins said...

I like that quote. It fit nicely into the movie. However, it's so far from my greatest fear it's not even funny:)

amisare waswerebeen said...

What's your greatest fear?

Joe said...

My greatest fear is never becoming a father...

amisare waswerebeen said...

My greatest fear is to lose those I love. I have it pretty good in life because of those in it. Life would be empty and unworthy of effort without them in it.

Something McSomethingkins said...

I echo your greatest fear Birdie. When I was little and my dad was a school teacher he and my sister would leave at 5 every morning, so I would wake up to say goodbye to them, because I was so afraid something like a car accident would happen and that would be the last time I saw them. Then I would cry thinking about it.

Other than that, there's the whole public speaking situation, or really any situation with people I don't know surrounding me. And yeah, the very opposite of that quote scares me.

Also moths, ear wigs, automatic doors, and throwing up.