A RETURN TO LOVE from Marianne Williamson – A MUST READ!
January is the month of beliefs at Attitude Orange. For our last article on this theme for the year, I wanted you to think about this unique talent that is yours and the beliefs that may be preventing from letting it shine.
Each of us has a talent that has the potential to inspire and change the world! Unfortunately, too often our fears stop us from moving confidently towards our own destiny.
How many times have you had this type of thinking? “Oh no. I don’t have the skills to get there! ” ” Who am I to be that successful? I am a single mother or a single father after all! ” or ” I’m not good enough to succeed! ”
We believe that our fear of failure is the greatest fear, but what would you say if I told you that your fear of success may be even greater?
Marianne Williamson, an American author of numerous bestsellers, illustrates that perfectly in this beautiful poem we invite you to read.
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 doasn’t serve the world. There’s 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 written within us.
It’s not just 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.
From the book : A Return to Love : Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, 1992, Harper Collins.
What do you think? What unique talent makes you shine and makes people around you happy? Share your thoughts below in the comment section, we would love to “illuminate” our community with your presence!
FOR ALL OF THOSE WITH THE "MY ATTITUDE" PLANNER, use the « notes » section to describe with feelings and emotions what your life would be like if you allowed yourself to shine in bright day light. Use the power of those images to guide you when you make your next decision.