Which Way Do You Roll?
What do you think and which philosophy do you ascribe to?
Robert Green, author of The Laws of Human Nature, for the 46th Law states:
Never Appear Too Perfect
Appearing better than others is always dangerous, but most dangerous of all is to appear to have no faults or weaknesses. Envy creates silent enemies. It is smart to occasionally display defects, and admit to harmless vices, in order to deflect envy and appear more human and approachable. Only gods and the dead can seem perfect with impunity.
Marianne Williamson, author of the book A Return To Love states;
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.
One of these I have followed for years. They are so completely opposite. One encourages to sometimes play small, to appear as a flawed human. The other encourages you to play big and shine, which allows others to follow suit.
Which philosophy do you follow and how has it impacted you both positively and negatively?