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 and
fabulous? Actually who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesnt serve the world. There is nothing
enlightened about shrinking, so that other people wont feel insecure
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within
us. Its not just in some of us its 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".
Nelson Mandela - 1994 Inaugural Speech (actually
written by Marianne Williamson)