3.19.2012

Thoughts for You.



So I was tagged by the lovely Brittany to do this question and answer thing. It had taken me forever to fill out the darn thing and somehow it was all deleted. Bye bye, woo, see ya. All gone. I don't have the energy to do it all again. The only thing that the world will be missing from it is learning that "Whip My Hair" is the most played song on my itunes... So there's that.

As I mentioned before, my oldest, younger brother (that's a real thing) is currently serving a full time mission in the Marshall Islands. It has definitely been rough for him so far, but he is doing well and this is the best thing for him in his life right now. Today I got an email from my mother that had a bunch of quotes Spencer had wanted to pass along to close friends. There was one particular quote that really struck me and I wanted to share. I don't know the source, he said it was from a book:

"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 are we to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? 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. We are all meant to shine as children, too. We were born to manifest the glory of God within us. It is not in some of us, it is in everyone. 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 liberates others."
Happy Monday!

11 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite quotes!

    It is by Nelson Mandela from the Inaugural Speech in 1994.

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  2. It is from Marianne Williamson in her book A Return to Love. Nelson Mandela quoted it and it gets credited for it a lot.

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  3. My mind has been on a similar thought all week. That Momastery lady/blog I love was asked how to be confident AND humble in this world and she said "I am confident because I believe that I am a child of God. I am humble because I believe that everyone else is, too." Changed my life.

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  4. Such a beautiful quote :)

    Say x
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    ps. how on earth could you play 'whip my hair' even once? :O that song got on my nerves so much :P

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  5. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing : )

    And best of luck to your brother and your entire family while he's there.

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  6. We sing whip my hair! We're not ashamed!

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  7. I LOVE that quote!! It's from a talk by Joseph B. Wirthlin...I think. :)

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  8. gorgeous. that's the perfect little set of photos. i especially love the floral shoes & butterfly notebook. great colors, textures, patterns...in a word: swooooooon.

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  9. B--it's from Marianne Williamson, as one of your commenters said. It is often mis-attributed to Nelson Mandela, because he quoted it in a speech.

    Oh, and I love you.

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  10. I've heard and read that quote before, it's AMAZING. I hope your brother is doing well, I commend him!

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