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I don't think there is a quote in the world...

vijaykumar's picture
on May 10, 2008 - 7:40pm

that contains more powerful a message than this one here:

“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.” - Marianne Williamson

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It is excerpted from a poem titled "Our Deepest Fear" written by her. She is sort of a spiritual leader, I don't think she fits under any specific religion, traditionally speaking, though I may be wrong...I thought she was a bit more Gnostic in her approach. Either way, she has some published works.

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