This is a great quote for starting a discussion with yourself or with a group – are we to believe that our greatest fear is that we are so powerful? It always makes me think and to finally say “yes” this is true and I say “you go girl” to myself. I am so lucky to be surrounded by powerful and beautiful words of inspiration. I hope they add inspiration to your thinking as you journey through your day.
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 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 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 are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
~ Marianne Williamson