Thursday, August 6, 2009

OUR DEEPEST FEAR

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. 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 doesn't 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.

by: Marianne Williamson

4 comments:

Walt said...

I once was brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous.
Now look at me, litte more than a dim shadow of my former self.

Oh but what a life I've had, big head and all.

masterwordsmith said...

LOL!! What an unusual comment, dear Walt.

Take care and blessings to you always.

cheers

Walt said...

A fa├žade, public image, sham, a veneer, or just call it window dressing, it was all me. I was just an actor, and so good at it, I even fooled myself. Yet even at my best, deep down I was still full of fear and doubt. Thank God I found true self-confidence as I got older.

masterwordsmith said...

My dear Walt,

Thanks a million for that wonderful link...

Indeed, self-confidence is so vital in self-actualization.

Take care and God be with you.

cheers