Today I did a little bit of research and found the original source. It is a paragraph from the book “A Return to Love” by the best-selling author Marianne Williamson:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. Its our Light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented or fabulous?“
The material bronze came to my mind because it is on the one hand so strong but so easily tarnishes and becomes dull. Like we do when we are depressed, we feel tainted and withdraw. But how easily is bronze polished to a lustrous gleam? Sometimes we just can’t seem to let that happen.
A new year lies ahead of us. May your light shine!
Read the poem Cast In Bronze
Sunday, October 30, 2016
I just came across the following quote. I am lucky, I have rescued myself out of a mentally abusive relationship and have been doing a lot of thinking and reading; trying to heal, trying to forgive myself, asking, trying to understand, how could this have ever even happened?
“I saw glimpses of someone’s potential, their beautiful soul, their loving heart, and told myself that this was who they truly were, ignoring all the rest. But the rest was what destroyed. The rest is where they lived most of the time… I held the belief in my own potential, as a way of overcoming the shame I carried. But I made the mistake [of believing] that everyone else was just as eager to find their light.” ~ Jeff Brown
I was too focussed on another person’s light without realizing that it was blinding me, leading me astray, like a flurrying moth, distracting me from myself. Like an eternal promise of what could be, I bought into another person’s promise while neglecting my own.