Words of Encouragement

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I have the privilege to share a weekly class with a wonderful group of women. We are different in so many ways; age, backgrounds, race, body types and even the way we express ourselves through movement. At the same time we share the same passion every week. I look forward to seeing them every week and most of all, I am inspired by all of these women. One person in particular shared these words of encouragement in an email exchange and they spoke to me so loudly. I read these words in the book “A Woman’s Worth” by Marianne Williamson.

“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, talented, gorgeous, 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 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. And as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

It was probably 9 or 10 years ago when I read this book. I know this is a message to pick up this book again and really absorb the words. Thanks to “J” I have the desire to read this book again and the courage to let my light shine ever so brightly. Here’s to our pact to walk taller and prouder in the daylight.

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