What Do You Think?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - Posted by Amanda Bast
I saw this hanging on a wall today:

"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." -Marianne Williamson

Does this make your heart sing?
Are you confused?
Should we put much thought into this, or is it just Oprah spirituality?
Is this Biblical, or is this just self-help?
Are we all really that powerful?
Should we shine all of the time?
What about humbleness?
Can we shine and still be humble?
Is "shrinking" sometimes a good thing?
Is the glory of God truly in everyone?
Are we the ones doing the liberating?

What do you think? I'm interested to see if this will generate any kind of discussion. Leave a comment...rant, rave, rejoice...do whatever you want.