Over the last few months I've been caught between moments of great joy and moments of deep frustration. Being a creative and trying to find your way in this world has never been easy, and lately, it seems like there are a million ways to succeed or fail.
At a time when I needed it most, a very wise friend shared this quote with me from Marianne Williamson:
"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, and 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 will not 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 is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Thanks to Sabrina Smelko for trusting me on this one, and to my pal John Challinor for the audio mix.
Song: She by Chad Lawson (from The Musicbed)