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'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 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're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
From Marianne Williamson's book, A Return to Love (many attribute this quote to Nelson Mandela,
and others have used it as well. It was Marianne:)
I write this quote in every graduation card I give out.
And I write it in my heart, so that I never forget.
This article shows all the places these gorgeous words have been used♥