We are a little behind in our movie watching. Erica and I were at the library this afternoon and while she picked out books I flipped through the movies and came across "Akeelah and the Bee". I'd heard of the movie, but never seen it, so checked it out and watched it tonight. The following quote was one of my favorite parts.
"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, talents, 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."
Online, the quote is attributed to Marianne Williamson in her book A Return to Love. I loved it. We mere mortals, you and I, have the potential to be and become something quite amazing. It's there inside you. The trick is to find it and let it out.