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 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.”

Marianne Williamson, Return To Love

 

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24 thoughts on “Our deepest fear…

  1. I think our deepest fear is fear of fear itself. Fear that we will not survive on the physical plane, subject to all that is physical, emotional, and, of course, real in a the mind-made world we live in today.

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    1. I also fear fear itself. This quote provided another perspective of my fears that I had not thought of before. I find people’s perspectives fascinating and thought provoking. Thank you for your insight.

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  2. Loved this quote almost like an answer to the self doubts that were playing in my mind these past few days. Thank you for sharing and happy to have found you. 🙂

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  3. This reminds me of qoute on Buddha by Byron Katie, “The most attractive thing about the Buddha was that he saved one person: himself. That’s all he needed to save; when he saved himself, he saved the whole world.”

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