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Posted on Sat, Apr 02, 2011 08:35

“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 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 are 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.”

  Marianne Williamson


Some people have the mistaken idea that we have to sink to some common denominator so that they will feel comfortable.  None of us are winners or loosers, but humans who have fears of being powerful.  We have been taught to not stand out, to conform, to be small.  I think the quote above really says it all on this topic.  It is one of my all time favorites.

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