Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Living beyond 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 and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people
Won’t feel insecure around you.
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 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.

 by Marianne Williamson


  1. Thank you for posting this.
    One of the many things I'm grateful for this year is that you are part of my world again. This was kind of unexpected, and that makes me all the more grateful for you.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. As I am grateful for you, Rebecca. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Ted.