Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Heart Striking

I was just over at Peonies and Polaroids, responding to one of her posts when I read a quote in the comment above me from Flora. She included the following quote:

"Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. We are all meant to shine."

It absolutely stopped me in my tracks.

I stumbled through the rest of the comment, acknowledged Flora and then immediately looked up the quote to find the origin.

It turns out that it is abridged from Marianne Williamson.

I have transferred the words to the largest, darkest blockiest font I could find and printed them in black onto white card. The words now hang by my desk.


  1. Emmy, I love your brand-spankin' new blog - beautiful stuff here. (I am super impressed by the purse you made). Thank you so much for de-lurking and leaving such a nice comment. The Hawk will be *so pleased* to know that people are enjoying his recipe. xoxo, P.

  2. Oh scrolling back through your blog, I saw this and it jogged my memory that I meant to contact you cos you said how you liked the quote!
    I know it because Nelson Mandela quoted it in a very famous speech about being a child of the universe and only recently found out that he was quoting MW.
    It is a very inspiring quote, so glad you were moved by it.