Thank you to those that remind me of this regularly, and especially to Marianne Williamson for writing it down in the first place - this oft repeated quote is from her book A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles.
"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."
So here, as I approach November and the overwhelming NaNoWriMo goal, and as we - all of us - approach every single day of our lives, let's remember what we are born to do and be. Let's remember that we each make our own lives, our own luck, our own destiny. Let's remind ourselves and each other that we are not Average. That we can each, in our own measure, make a difference in the world.
Go and be, loves. Be all that you and I both know you can be.
Be strong, intelligent, creative, talented, fabulous, and a gift to the world!