Thursday, August 15, 2013

Summer 2013: August 15th

My Favorite Quote

As we hiked today, we talked about why we fear our own goodness.  We fear love.  We fear success.  We fear strength.  We fear the divine.  We fear health.  We fear intimacy. We fear honesty.  We fear our own truth.

We fear love.

Yet, we crave these very things.  My deepest prayer for our children is that they can learn to liven in their greatness.  The best way to teach this is to live it. 

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

Somewhere in this picture is Lexa. Lost in her own darkness.  Lost to our love.

Fortunately, they are learning to live in love and light.