Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wonderful You Wednesday: Freedom

Welcome to Wonderful You Wednesday at My Life as a Trimommy.  This is an ongoing series where I will have a post by myself or a guest that focuses on body image and self esteem.

As I was thinking about what to write for this week's WYW post, I started reading through some quotes.  I was going to talk about how powerful our words are, but that will have to wait.  Instead I will simply leave you with this.  

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.  ~Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech


  1. I've got a small journal that I keep in my purse for inspirational quotes...this one is definitely being added!


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