Be the Beacon of Light

There are many moments in my life where I feel “less than”. There are many moments in my life where I dream of a higher power that guides me towards abundance in self-confidence, self-assurance, and self-esteem. When I read Marianne’s words, I am touched and reminded that words such as these are written because I am never alone in my seeking for inner wisdom and balance, and… if I allow my light, however bright, to shine, the rest simply falls into place.

“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? 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 are all meant to shine, as children do. 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 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.”

Marianne Williamson is a spiritual activist, author, lecturer and founder of The Peace Alliance