Playing Small Does Not Serve the World!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

Playing Small Does Not Serve the World!

Jasmine CR

A precious friend share the most beautiful poem with me yesterday. It moved me so much that I just had to share it with you all. Enjoy and let your light shine today and everyday!


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 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 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.


By Marianne Williamson from: A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles  

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   Paula L. McDonald ~ REALTOR®

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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Amen Sister Paula McDonald we are so important to God that he sacrificed his Son for us. Let your light so shine!

Nov 12, 2015 12:01 AM #1
Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Amen to that Bob "RealMan" Timm.  We all do possess a light that we must share with others. Have a wonderful day and weekend coming up.

Nov 12, 2015 12:05 AM #2
Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert

Lovely, thank you so much for sharing. I agree with this message - it is what we have within us - not what we lack - that is the toughest to truly harvest.

Nov 12, 2015 12:08 AM #3
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

We were all born to affect the world around us. Too many people shy away from letting greatness happen. Step outside of yourself and allow your talents and gifts to bless your surroundings. 

Nov 12, 2015 01:06 AM #4
Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Right on Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert you are exactly correct. Use what you have been given!

Nov 12, 2015 02:00 AM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Paula.  I keep striving to reach that pinnacle.  Even when I exceed or real m goal I keep moving the post so that I can always have a goal to reach.  

Nov 12, 2015 07:01 PM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Paula- I remember the words of Marianne Williamson and this poem is a beautiful one. 

Nov 14, 2015 02:32 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing this poem.

Have an outstanding week.

Nov 15, 2015 11:38 PM #8
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Tuesday morning Paula. I have that quote laminated on my wall. You are right! Playing small does not serve the world.

Nov 16, 2015 05:38 PM #9
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