“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.”
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comes from all the dirty water
that evaporates from the earth,
like urine and the water you
throw out after washing your
feet. Isn’t it wonderful how the
sky can take that dirty water and
change it into pure, clean water?
Your mind can do the same with
your defilements if you let it.
Ajahn Chah ~
Buddhism - Path To Peace
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