Posted by: Korry | November 2, 2011

Our Deepest Fear

For the first Quote of the Week, I’d like to use a quote that is often attributed to Nelson Mandela but is actually taken from the book A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson. I first learned about this quote when I was in 9th grade, and for many years I actually carried a copy of it around in my wallet. Some of you may have heard this used in the movie “Coach Carter.” To this day, I think it offers some of the most inspirational words I’ve ever heard.

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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others

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