Our Deepest Fear …

While spring-cleaning my home library, I rediscovered an inspirational gem tucked in one of the books as a marker – a quote from A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, spiritual teacher, author and lecturer. I never tire of the timeless, encouraging message that speaks to our individual uniqueness, capacity for love and immeasurable human potential.

Now that spring has arrived, Williamson’s words are an apt reminder for us all to nurture our own personal growth and “let our own light shine.” Enjoy!

“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.”

Do you let your own light shine?

One Comment

  1. Thank you for this inspiring post. So many underestimate their power, but we are all powerful…better to be positively powerful (reflecting light) over negatively powerful (reflecting darkness)…


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