Saturday, October 1, 2011

Shining

"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 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 that is within us.  It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine, we unconciously give others the opportunity to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." -Marianne Williamson
I thought of this quote when I saw this rose shining in the late September light.  Standing tall, glowing, and sharing it's beauty.  As my eyes soaked in the scene it reminded me of the importance for each of us to shine because even though the seasons change, it's never too late to share our beauty.  


4 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...[Reply to comment]

You're so right - it's never too late.

Kim Stevens said...[Reply to comment]

Such a wonderful photo - and you know this quote holds a special place in my heart. The light in this is just perfect and you captured it's essence beautifully!!

Stacey said...[Reply to comment]

I love that quote.

And this photo is just gorgeous. I adore it.

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

Stunning photo. Such a pretty color.
And I just love the quote.

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