This quote was once given to me, printed out on a piece of paper by an acquaintance. After our meeting, I walked straight to the local pharmacy and bought a cheap, plastic frame to keep it in. This quote hangs in my office at home and is one that I return to often…I thought that today was a perfect day to share it with you all.
“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 doesn’t 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, Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
I have been thinking a lot lately about the importance of daily life…more specifically about how we don’t document it as well as we tend to do the special occasions. The other day I realized that one of my favorite bloggers had done a little tutorial on taking better ‘everyday’ photos. She even spoke specifically about a Week in the Life documentary project. “A seven-day documentary project, Week In The Life is an annual opportunity to capture the simple everyday details of your life with photos and words.” I wanted to give it a try 🙂 My official start time was 6 pm on a Thursday….here we go!