our deepest fear

The statement below is difficult to understand and even more so to master. But the more I believe it, the more I let my light shine, the more I notice that I am using my gifts to make this world a better place whether it be through inspiring others or just putting a smile on a sad face.

Don’t forget it: YOU are powerful beyond measure.

“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.”

~Marianne Williamson (sometimes wrongly attributed to Nelson Mandela, who read this quote in a speech)

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4 thoughts on “our deepest fear

  1. These are indeed a beautiful words so powerful and soul stirring. I have read them before and every single time, they affect me with the same energy as they did before.

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  2. “Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.” – Can I say amen? Thank you for the wonderful reminder.

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