23 April 2010

Words to live by.

I have this quote posted on Facebook page. After a recent purge of my page - due to Facebook changing its privacy settings again, and me being sick of it - this is one of the only things left on there. I'm not sure if Nelson Mandela actually said this, but if he did, it proves that he is a wise and wonderful person. I think it is worth repeating. Believe it!

"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 enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just some of us; it is 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." -Nelson Mandela

Now go forth and be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous!


eventer79 said...

I had this hanging in my room in college, it is from a speech that he did indeed give.

namhenderson@hotmail.com said...

What a great quote. Sometimes, i totally think it's true. It's easy to be your own biggest doubter. To just play it safe. As i get older I am becoming more sure of my "voice" though.

Risk and Compliance said...

Love the quote. Makes me think a while. Sister don't be upset by facebook policy update. They have too otherwise it gonna go crazy.