Friday, April 11, 2008

It's so inspiring, I'm sharing it

Fionnuala posted this passage this morning.
I know I have heard it before and perhaps have never paid attention to it to fully. But I read it today and realised this all makes sense.

“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.”

I'm going to get to working on letting my light shine a bit more.

I've spent the last year, for the most part, playing down my joy and my pride over being a published author. I've been afraid to say I think my book is brilliant (I'm even blushing typing this) in case everyone else thinks it is rubbish and I'm making an eejit of myself.
But on some level, I know it is good. I know I can read passages of it now, two years after finishing it, and be moved to tears or laughter. (And of course I cringe sometimes too, I'm not a total egotist).

So for today anyway, I'm giving myself permission to be happy and be proud.

1 comment:

Fionnuala said...

About friggin time my dear! I look forward to being blinded by your light....

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