I ran accross this quote from Marianne Williamson that a client gave me back in 2003. It’s so beautiful, I wanted to post it here:
So if fear were lifted, how would your light show up for others today? What could you do if all modesty and false pride disappeared? How would you express your gifts if you didn’t have the concern about doing it “perfectly” or in the “right” way? What if you could imagine painting outside the lines and being messy if that allowed more of your unique light out? What if you were told to make 1000 mistakes each day if it freed you to shine your light and express your gifts? What if…? What if…? What if…? You fill in the blank.When we play small, we feel small. It’s like something important is missing our life - and it is - it’s the jewel of our own essence. Does the light of one person really matter? Ernest Holmes said, “A little light in a dark room is still a great illuminator.”It’s time to play like the beings of light that we are. Try setting a watch or PDA to beep every hour, so you can check in with yourself. Ask yourslef, “Am I on automatic or am I conscious? Be a light first for yourself. Then get out there and brighten the world around you with your light.
-Marianne Williamson, A Return To Love