Thursday, January 17, 2008


We have this quote written on a little piece of paper which is creased in a million places. Chay had it stuck away in his scriptures for some time. Then it went on this corkboard we used to have hanging up in all our apartments...and then maybe to the fridge a couple times- I just found it in a pile of "go throughs" and it made me smile knowing it has done much traveling the last 4 years- and I felt it worthy to post. It is beautifully and powerfully written. Without reading the words the quote reminds me of Chay's humbleness and all the places we have lived since we've been married.- And then of course the quote in itself reminds me our divinity as children of God. I'm sure you've read it once before- it is definitly an all time classic.

"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 doesn't 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 within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in all of us, in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automaically liberates others." ~Marianne Williamson


The Pyper Fam said...

Your girls are gorgeous! Has anyone ever told you that Julia looks like your mom? I am so excited for your family to go to Florida! Your mom deserves all of her dreams to come true! I will be anxiously awaiting the blog about the trip! :)
And I love this quote, I actually heard it awhile ago and every now and then it pops in my mind and I wonder where I can find it. So thank you!

Calie said...

Beautifully said. Thanks for posting that.

tisha said...

this quote takes me back to when Jill
(from the Lanuage and Letters Dept) spoke to a group of students. That was the first time I met her.