Our Deepest Fear

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Our Deepest Fear
By Marianne Williamson

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.

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One Response to “Our Deepest Fear”

  1. Brotha Malcolm Says:

    This message was intended for all but I don’t embrace the message. Regardless of intentions, I don’t embrace religion. I’ll pass on what I don’t need to be told when I already know what’s adequate in my book. This message is politically and religiously correct but life is filled with the exact opposite. I need not be pacified with all the right words. I’m good. Bro. Malcolm

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