Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.
And that the moment we realize this, we will
get hit by a bus and lose control of our bowels.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
Because that light shines on our darkness… and sometimes
in the corners of the darkness where all those spiders are.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Which is a good question to ask when we put on
that tube top, or Speedo, and look in the mirror.
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
But, clearly, don’t look anything like Dad…
and not so much like Mom, either. Hmmm.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
Of course, serving the world is a BIG job,
so, it’s probably smarter to play small.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
But it’s a good strategy if you want that
insecure person at the bar to sleep with you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
And once we do, we’ll need a whole new wardrobe.
And probably a different car. Not a hybrid.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
Though, WAY more in some than others. I mean, duh!
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
Which is why we should be wearing sunglasses
and something with an SPF of at least 15.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
And as we get off our self-righteous high horse,
others will stop trying throw rocks to knock us down.
(Our REAL greatest fear is that we will be quoted by a much-loved world leader and that he will forever get the credit for what we wrote)