Inspired Life: Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Note from the Editor: this new series, Inspired Life, brings together written works, images, and movements meant to inspire and celebrate the grandiosity in everyday life. Xx. 

"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 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."

-- from Marianne Williamson's A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles

+ What resonated most with you from this passage? Did anything seem a little overplayed or unnecessary? Share your thoughts in the comments below! 

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