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    Hi there,

    A favourite quote of mine is from Nelson Mandela's inauguration speech. I would like to try and translate it to Spanish and any help would be greatly appreciated. I've looked for the speech in Spanish but can't seem to find it.

    “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 most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' 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 people won't feel insecure around you. 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 all of us. And when 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.”
    Used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech

    My attempt at the spanish so far:
    "Nuestro más profundo temor no es que seamos inadecuados. Nuestro más profundo temor es que somos poderosos más allá de toda medida."...

    The problem is that I am aware some words can mean different things in Spanish, and therefore I want to try it with the same emphasis...

    Thanks in advance,
    Mike

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    Maybe you could try putting it some other way; I think that by inadequate what he's really trying to say is that we're not good enough, don't meet certain expectations or are incapable of fulfilling all of them. What he's saying basically is that our biggest fear is not that we are incapable or don't have the power to do certain things; on the contrary, our biggest fear is that we're more powerful than we'd ever admit to ourselves.

    In Spanish, I'd say:

    Nuestro mayor temor no es ser incapaces. Nuestro mayor temor es ser demasiado poderosos (en el sentido de poder hacer cosas). Es nuestra luz -o nuestro brillo, si se busca ser mas poetico- no nuestra oscuridad lo que mas nos asusta. Nosotros nos preguntamos (a nosotros mismos) 'Quien soy para ser brillante, hermoso, talentoso y famoso?" Pero en realidad, quien sos para no serlo? Eres un hijo de Dios. Volar bajo (aca se usa asi) no le sirve al mundo. No hay nada inteligente en disminuirse como para que la gente no se sienta insegura cerca tuyo (o de ti). Nacimos para manifestar la gloria de Dios que se encuentra dentro nuestro. No solo en algunos de nosotros, sino dentro de todos. Y cuando dejamos que nuestra luz brille, inconcientemente le estamos dando permiso a otra gente para que haga lo mismo. Asi como nos liberamos de nuestros miedos, nuestra presencia automaticamente libera a otros.

    Hope I could help you

    BTW it's incredibly beautiful!
    Last edited by flor1990; 03-03-2012 at 12:51 PM.

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    Thank you so much! Very helpful.

    Glad you like the quote too

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    Glad it helped!

    And yes, I really liked it!

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    Hey Mike,

    Not sure if you're still needing this, but just in case here it goes.



    “Nuestro temor más profundo no es que seamos inadecuados. Nuestro temor más profundo es que seamos poderosos sin medida alguna. Es nuestra luz, y no nuestra oscuridad, la que más nos asusta. Nos preguntamos, “¿Quién soy yo para ser brillante, hermoso, talentoso y famoso?” En realidad, ¿quién eres para no serlo? Eres un hijo de Dios. Que te achiques no le hace ningún favor al mundo. No hay nada de iluminado en encogerse para que las personas no se sientan inseguras a tu alrededor. Nacemos para manifestar la gloria de Dios que está dentro de nosotros. Y no está sólo en algunos de nosotros; está en todos nosotros. Y cuando dejamos brillar nuestra propia luz, inconscientemente les damos permiso a otras personas a que hagan lo mismo. A medida que nosotros nos liberamos de nuestro propio temor, nuestra presencia automáticamente libera a otros.”
    Pronunciado por Nelson Mandela en su discurso inaugural de 1994.


    Best,

    Chris

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