Nelson Mandela Speech / 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, 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 unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Nelson Mandela/Marianne Williamson
This was written by Marianne Williamson for Nelson Mandela, however it is often credited to Nelson Mandela who delivered these words during his Inauguration Speech, 1994. Click on the link below to see the full speech, hosted on the South Africa Government website. Mandela: Inauguration Address - Cape Town, 09 May 1994,
Marianne Williamson is a well respected international spiritual lecturer, activist, teacher and author. She has published nine books, including four New York Times #1 bestsellers.
Some quotes written by Marianne.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on what's right.
Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one. In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce.
Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
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