Thursday, September 21, 2006

a quote I've been thinking about lately

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest 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, fabulous, gorgeous, talented? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. You're playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us. It's not just in some of us. It's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we automatically give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others."

marianne williamson from "a return to love"

Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

[EDIT: my source credited Nelson Mandela, but Bonnie is right. THANKS!!!

"Several years ago, this paragraph from A RETURN TO LOVE began popping up everywhere, attributed to Nelson Mandela's l994 Inaugural Address. As honored as I would be had President Mandela quoted my words, indeed he did not. I have no idea where that story came from, but I am gratified that the paragraph has come to mean so much to so many people."
Marianne Williamson


stewbert said...

I love this quote! Thanks!!!

Bonfire said...

actually this quote is by marianne williamson from "a return to love" and i think it is one of the best quotes ever

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Anonymous said...

I know that this quote seems to look like something an LDS member would say, especially the part about being a child of God. But that is not what Marianne believes.

She does not believe in a God. She believes that everyone is God. She talks of God all the time, but she means something completely different.

She believes there is no God we worship and that judges us. She says there is no sin, not need for a Savior, all we have to do is forgive ourselves and everyone else and realizes that they are god and we are god.

She is 100% against fundamental Christianity and the LDS faith. She says that they are judgmental bigots. She is for abortion, Gay marriage, and says that we should not judge any sin and is fervently against all religions that differ with her beliefs that there is no sin.

I am LDS. I have read her writing. Please look deeper into what she is really saying for it is the opposite of the LDS Church. It sounds good, but what she really means by her words is the opposite of what they appear.

She teaches that all we need to do is Love, but removes all other commandments.

If you read this quote thinking LDS doctrines it can be very uplifting, if you read it with her real intent it is not.

Check out this free book online. It is not LDS it is Christian, but it is not at all anti-Mormon.

It quotes Marianne beliefs and has documented them accurately.I hope you take the time to find out what she really believes. For it is not what it seems.

Anonymous said...

But maybe it's better! Be open to all truth. Consider the possibility that a loving God would not create an eternal hell (even if that hell is merely separation/darkness) and the inability to progress towards the greatest happiness for one of his loved children.