Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sticky Note: 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.”

----from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.

And here's a great post you might like to check out:
What is Success - Chip MacGregor


  1. Love this quote. I had linked to it a while back on my blog too. :O)

  2. I like to follow writer’s blogs as I feel I learn from each one. I have a book of Communion devotionals at the printers which I authored, although I don’t consider myself an accomplished writer. I am a follower on your blog and invite you to follow mine as well…and please leave a comment when and if you visit.

  3. Wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing.
    Dorothy :)

  4. Ah, I am now inspired to let my mediocrity shine!

  5. I am the one whom Jesus loves...why is that so hard to remember sometimes? Thanks for sharing this...I loved it and will take it to heart!


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