Motivational Quote of the Day – 30 Nov 2011 – Nelson Mandela – Your Playing Small Doesn’t Serve The World

Nelson Mandela
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Your Playing Small Doesn’t Serve The World

 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 and fabulous?  

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. 

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were born to 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 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.

Nelson Mandela

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