“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 younot 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.”
~Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson
A paraphrased version is included in the movie Coach Carter which came on during the evening on MTV today. So often, we allow other people to tell us what we can or cannot do, what we can or cannot achieve, how far we can go or where we must stop. It is not about the time, the money or the family. These are just excuses we give ourselves. It is our fear of failure, our intimidation of a new environment, our discomfort with changes.
I challenge you to embrace it, thrive on it and try it. You know where you come from and you can always get back there. Do not hesitate to take the chance when the next great opportunity presents itself.
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