Monday, July 21, 2008


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 Mandella


TeriLyn said...

Great quote. Thanks for sharing.

The Allred Family said...

I love this quote, too! I haven't looked at your blog forever. It was fun to see all of the updates. It looks like you guys are doing well. I just got home from getting my gallbladder out. How long does this shoulder pain last? It is the worst! If it weren't for that I think I would feel ok. Anyway, I am glad that you are doing well. I love you guys!

Carole Ann & Jon said...

I love that quote! How are you missy!!! I sure miss you guys!

Carole Ann

Julie said...

Yes...I am a blog stalker!! LOL! I have nothing better to do but live vicariously through others....! Looks like your having a fun summer, we need to get to know you guys better and have you over. If you dare to enter into our crazy house full of stinky diapers. Talk to ya soon!

Natalie J. said...

Chelsi - How the heck are you! I stubled across your blog today and i was so excited! You look amazing like always! I LOVE your cute house! I have to ask you where you found your black and cream drape them! My blog is private but just email me at I want to be blog buddies and I hope you remember me!
Natalie Johnson (Tillmann)