Sharing “Our Deepest Fear”

There is a great approach to ourselves by writer Marianne Williamson, that I want to share here on my blog. I hope it provokes you to wonder about your greatest fear and that it speaks to you wherever you are a this moment in your life. Enjoy!

“Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson (from her book “A Return to Love“)

Our deepest fear is not that we’re 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.

And 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 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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