ChatterQuote Summer 2011

Nelson Mandela

This month’s quote comes from 93 year-old former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela, a Cancer born on July 18th, 1918, and it is a truly beautiful and inspirational one, to be sure. Remember I mentioned that the sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon, so notice how many Cancers have round “Moon-shaped” faces, just like Nelson Mandela does.

“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 and 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 were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us: it’s in everyone. And when 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.”
Nelson Mandela

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