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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our Deepest Fear

"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 are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.


Is is not in some of us; it is 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."
--Marianne Williamson

1 comment:

rharrison said...

I like this.

Williamson, eloquently makes a point I've been clumsily trying to make for years. Thanks for reminding me of it. I think I've forgotten to listen to my own advice for a while now and didn't even realize it.