I came across this amazing video by You-tuber/Beauty guru on YouTube today. First of all, the video is fantastic. Shirley who is a beautiful women from England gives the most amazing advise about friends vs. acquaintance and dealing with negative people. And at the end of the video, she added a poem by Marianne Williamson that may be famous, but I have never heard it before...but I think it is so incredible. I found then copied and pasted the very passage for this blog.
Our Deepest Fear
by Marianne Williamsonfrom 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.”
Here is the link to that video titled -- Ask Shirley: Self-Confidence, Negativity, and Friendships : ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTMt56kJNVc&list=HL1367537157 ).
Peace, Love, & Happiness............Andrea