Our deepest fear

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 is 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 are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson. This is a beautiful text with a very important message, and it takes less than 60 seconds to read it. Read it out loud to yourself until you believe what you read; once you believe, magic can start happening in your life. //Marianne


12 responses to “Our deepest fear

  1. True words! I have used this text many times in birthday cards in the last few years.

  2. free penny press

    Marianne Williamson books (A Return to Love and A Woman’s Worth) both literally saved me.. from a life of darkness and despair..
    Thank you for sharing her beautiful words with us all…

    • I love this text of M Williamson, and I often read it out loud to myself. I am so glad to hear that her books “saved” you when you needed help. Have a nice Sunday!

  3. Also me, it’s a great quote which I’ve read before and passed on to others. I like what your about and I have similar hopes to help people live more freely, joyfully and mindfully….but I am new to blogging. Thanks and best of luck with your 365 days. I’ll be back would love for you to visit my site if you have the time. Leanne

    • Leanne, thank you for your positive feedback – I really appreciate it, :). I’m looking forward to read your blog, and I’m sure it’s going to be a great success.

  4. Agreed, fear prevents us from shining brightly and that when we shine we give permission for others to shine. And, everytime we give others permission to do the same we create a more authentic and compassionate world.

  5. Thank you for introducing me to her writings…this is beautiful and i know several people who would benefit from reading, myself included…:) Alexandra

    • I sometimes write “our deepest fears” on a beautiful piece of paper, frame it and give it away as a present. I’m not sure everybody appreciate it, but that is their problem not mine, :).

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