Question Four (And as we let our own light shine…)

July 27, 2007

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? …. 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….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

This quote by Marianne Willamson was quoted in the movie “Akeelah and the Bee”. A group of Adult Literacy tutors, students, and their families gathered at LWB last night to kick back, eat some good food, and watch this amazing movie about determination, commitment, and joy!

A question for you:

What light do you shine?

What light does your tutor shine? What light does your student shine?

 

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One Response to “Question Four (And as we let our own light shine…)”

  1. Chris Says:

    hey!
    i like this quote. it is also used in the movie “coach carter” in scene 19… i like it so much…. =)
    greetings from germany


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