Saturday, May 30, 2009

Think About It

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.


NatureGirl said...

Shan, that is my favorite part of that movie too. I have used it in a few YW lessons!

Heidi said...

thanks for more meaning out of that quote than 3 hours at church! Wonderful, just wonderful.

Joy For Your Journey said...

Great quote. I have never seen the movie but am interested in seeing it now.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. The theme for our YC is the same as the theme our stake has for the year which is "Walk Together in Holiness".

Joy For Your Journey said...

Thanks for your scripture suggestion. I really like it!

Kathleen said...

Love the quote! I saw that movie a few years ago but I don't remember the quote (I'm infamous for not remembering things from movies), so thanks for posting it!!