Carpe Diem Y’all by Michele Bernard

Writer, Texan, Semi-interested Sports Fan

This Little Light of Mine

So there I was, surrounded by indians….

Have you ever had one of those days when you just get off on the wrong foot, and can’t seem to get back in sync with the rest of the world frantically dancing circles around you? Before long, you make the decision that it’s obvious:  you’re just flat incapable of dancing.

So today has been one of those days.  Then I randomly ran across this quote a few minutes ago.  It reminds me of one of my favorite prayers, one I found in a daily meditation book several years ago:  “Dear Lord, Why’d you do that? Oh. Thank you.  Amen”

……then I remembered my light sabre, hidden under the bushel……

 Here’s the quote, enjoy.  Carpe Diem Ya’ll, Michele:

“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 and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.

Your playing small doesn’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 are 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.”   Nelson Mandela


September 30, 2006 - Posted by | Best Lines, Episcopalians, Inspiration, Inspirational, Michele's Musings

1 Comment »

  1. It’s been one of those days… What a blessing you are, my friend. – Cathy

    Comment by Cathy McCue | October 5, 2006 | Reply

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