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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 frightens us. 
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented and 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 all born to manifest the glory of God within us. 
It’s not just 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 are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson from her bestselling book A Return to Love