A good friend of mine, Cindy, sent me this yesterday when I was in need of some inspiration,

– in Nelson Mandella’s words


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 oursleves, who am I to be brillaint, gorgeous, talented and fabulous (a poet?)?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us, it’s in everyone.

And when we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same,

As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

—– from Nelson Mandella’s 1994 inaugural speech.

Thank you Cindy