Our deepest Fear
Often we are not aware of our own potential and abilities. We are guided by a belief system that prevents us from recognizing our own greatness.
One of the strongest texts on this subject comes from the book “Return to Love” by Marianne Williamson. Nelson Mandela quoted it in his inaugural speech as the first colored president of South Africa.
“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 save 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 if 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.”