Our deepest fear

by Nelson Mandela

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 were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It is not just in some of us; it is 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. 

1 comment:

  1. I just followed you on twitter because of one of your tweets about fear and freedom which caught my eyes since freedom is my passion. After reading a few of your tweets, I was lead to this post. I am sharing this with a friend that needs to hear this word of wisdom today. Thanks!