Our Deepest Fear

January 21, 2010 at 10:03 am | Posted in inspiration/humour | Leave a comment

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 are we 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 enlightening about shrinking so that
other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fears,
our presence automatically liberates others.

~ Nelson Mandela 1994 Inaugural Speech

~ powerful ~

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