Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Coach Carter?

Have you seen the movie? Well this quote gets worked into the movie and comes from Marianne Wilson...perhaps you've heard it before, but it's a good one, and Samuel L. Jackson brings it to life again in the movie:

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 is not just in some of us; it is 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.

1 comment:

b said...

What an interesting quote! I hadn't heard it before - thanks for sharing. bonnie