8/13/07

powerful beyond measure

"there is nothing enlightened
about shrinking so that
other people won't feel
insecure around you."
~ marianne williamson


[pictured: a gift from a dear friend.]

6 comments:

Jamey said...

the country translation of that quote is "honey, don't hide your light under a bushel basket for nobody". :o)

iyan and egusi soup: said...

jamey:
you are hillarious!

Carleen Brice said...

I so needed to read that quote this morning! Thank you.

iyan and egusi soup: said...

carleen:

you're very welcome. i posted it because i needed to read it too!

Lisa said...

Wow. This is profound. I think it's a deep truth that we tend to minimize ourselves and make ourselves smaller for fear of seeming boastful, or of making others feel small when not being ourselves only atrophies that part of us that needs to grow. It doesn't serve anyone. I'll be thinking about this all day today.

iyan and egusi soup: said...

lisa:

you're so right. this is about the fear of being who we truly are; that if we 'show up' as great as we might be, others won't like us.