Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Nelson Mandela Speech

Our deepest fear is not that we are


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

doesn't 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 within us.

It is not just in some of us;

it is in all of us, 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