When I pick any book to read, I am always on the lookout for quotes. One the best things I love about quotes is that they have a way of inspiring you. When I read a quote that is inspiring, I could feel my heart beat out with excitement.
One quote I love so much is from Marianne Williamson’s Book “ “Return to Love”. I first heard this quote in a film titled “ Akeelah and the Bee”. Thereafter, I did a research on it and came by the book. Here is the quote below.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It’s our light, not our darkness, that most frighten 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 doesn’t serve the world. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is with 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”.
What a powerful quote; I am sure you are exited. This quote packs a lot of lessons and here are 5 lessons from this quote.
1. We are Powerful
There is a light in every man that makes him not be inadequate. The only thing that limits you is YOU. You were created for greatness, programmed for success and destined for achievement. That’s the life we are to live on earth.
2. Doubt is Man’s Battle
A wise man once said that our battle is our thoughts. Though oversimplified, there is a lot of truth in it. How many times have you allowed obstacles to dictate what your potential is? How many times have you limited yourself to the situation around you? No wonder the bible says we should guide our thoughts. As long as you have doubts about yourself, you can’t go far.
3. Playing Small does not serve the World
This statement is worth a thought. It stimulates us to action. There are people out there, who will be blessed by meeting you. Mediocrity should be challenged and service should be embraced. Be an Inspiration
4. Everyone has a duty to let his Light shine
I wrote an article about being a light to the world. It’s our duty to let our light shine. When we do that, we empower others to do the same. Great changes in the world started as a result of the impact of ordinary men.
5. Success comes when fear goes
Are there any lessons you can learn from Marianne Williamson’s Book. You can share by commenting below.
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