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Our Deepest Fear – By Marianne Williamson 

“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.”

Author: Marianne Williamson

Book: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”


Other published books from Marianne Williamson:

A Return to Love, First Edition 1992 (ISBN 9780060927486)
Imagine What America Could Be in the 21st Century: Visions of a Better Future from Leading American Thinkers (ISBN 0451204697)
Emma & Mommy Talk to God (ISBN 9780060799267)
Healing the Soul of America: Reclaiming Our Voices as Spiritual Citizens (ISBN 9780684846224)
A Woman’s Worth (ISBN 9780345386571)
Enchanted Love: The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships (ISBN 9780684870250)
Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, And Making Miracles (ISBN 9781573223515)
Illuminata: A Return to Prayer (ISBN 9781573225205)
The Gift of Change (ISBN 0060816112)
The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money and Miracles (ISBN 0062205412)