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An Empowering Message: Our Deepest Fears

Read this and shine! Regardless of your age or place in life find your gifts to share with the world.

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 divine child. 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 light that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is 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.

Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles by Marianne Williamson, HarperCollins Publishers. Taken from a speech given by Nelson Mandela.