When Something Finally Clicks

“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. ++ 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.”

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out + trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A ton build on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp + put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, + it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds + glorify your Father in heaven.” [Matthew 5:13–16]

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