Happy New Year!
On this day I would like to share with you my favourite quote of all time. I believe that we have guides in life that show up when we need them to – sometimes they come in the form of a person, they may come in the form of an experience, book, movie, or podcast episode. They can be life-changing or found in the ordinary, yet they made a difference to the way you see yourself or the world around you.
This quote struck a chord with me when I was watching the movie ‘Akeelah and the Bee.’ It came at a time in my life when I really needed it and has since been my go-to quote. When I feel insecure, I read it, for it always reminds me of my own worth and the light that exists within me.
I wish to you and your families the blessings of a new year.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give people permission to do the same.
– Marianne Williamson (from Akeelah and the Bee)
To note: This quote is an excerpt from the poem “The Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson. I have used this one as it was instrumental to me as it was. To read the whole poem, follow this link: http://storage.cloversites.com/fellowshipchurch2/documents/poem%20-%20Our%20Deepest%20Fear.pdf
To visit Marianne Williamson’s website: https://marianne.com/
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