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Our Deepest Fear...
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Marianne Williamson, “A Return to Love”, chapter 7, part 3

“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. 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 doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other 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 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 fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”