Monthly Archives: May 2010
Here is an excerpt from Marianne Williamson’s book, A Return to Love:
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’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 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’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Seek Him in the smile of your friends, in the glow of angry eyes, in the throb of love, in the storm of passion.
Everywhere it is His glow that is gleaming through different emotions, thoughts and actions.
Seek Him in the thrill of dawn, in the sadness of dusk, in the embrace of rains, in hustling storms, in the murmuring breeze – in green pastures, in the blue lotus, in the sangam (confluence) of graceful Ganga and the restless Jamuna.
He is everywhere – in everything – not in mortal legs and hands – but in His presence as the Divine Joy Infinite.
You are in Him – You are but Him alone.
– Chinmaya Mission