Marianne Williamson said “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 frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
Powerful beyond measure. Does this thought seem to light a fire in you too? As women trained in the law, we know we can use this power in court, in practice and in advocacy. But this power is meant for all aspects of our lives.
As women of religion, we exercise power when we serve and teach others. I had the opportunity to serve as a leader for the youth of our congregation a few years ago. I remember explaining to the young women that they have the ability to highly influence the boys around them. Teen boys fawn over girls and if those girls set the bar high, the boys will rise to it. Those girls can have a powerful impact on many. I did not realize the power I had at a young age.
I also see power as a mother. The future of mankind lies in our children. Raising our children to be confident, intelligent and spiritually strong people is such an important job. A quote found in my 3 year old daughter’s room says, “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move mountains.” And I believe that power is in her. It is in all of us.
Please share…where in your lives do you see this power manifest? Where do you see this power in other women who surround you?