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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 frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ 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 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 all of us. And when 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.”

– A quote from Marianne Williamson’s book, “Return to Love”


1 thought on “Our Deepest Fear”

  1. leo, wow! that’s a great quote. so interesting to see you post on a nontechnical subject. hope to see more of these. have you read “wild at heart”. i’ve got it if you want to borrow it. Or anytime you want to discuss these things in general would be cool. ~a

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