Monday, February 11, 2008

My 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

Heard this quote on the excellently acted and inspiring movie Akeelah and the Bee, that I saw over the weekend. I am not usually moved by a movie but this one did and if you can, watch it. The quote is spot on on how I feel about most of things that I try/wanna try/would like to try.

1 comment:

  1. hello Bala. I don't mean to intervene, but " My deepest fear" speech was originated by Nelson Mandela.