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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson in ‘A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”‘

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2 responses to “Our Deepest Fear

  1. I’ve always loved this quote. It really is one to live by, but I often forget to! Thanks for reminding me.

  2. Dunstan Bertschinger

    Thanks Kylie,

    Its one of my favorite quotes of all time. I’d like to live it every day!

    D

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