Our deepest fear

A good friend of mine sent me a note about my recent blog “4 Obstacles to Pursuing Your Dreams” and in her comments passed along this great quote from Marianne Williamson (who, up to now I must confess, I had not heard of). Apparently, based on her Wikipedia page anyway, this is a well known and often quoted piece. Great to now know about it — thanks,Sylvia, for putting me on to it. Love the quote and wanted to share 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 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.”

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