Marianne Williamson's poem
from her book "A Return To Love"

 

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 frightens us.

 

We ask ourselves:  Who am I to be

brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?

 

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

 

Your playing small doesnít serve the world.

 

Thereís nothing enlightened about shrinking

so that other people wonít feel insecure around you.

 

We are born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us.

Itís not just in some of us.

Itís 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 fears,

Our presence automatically liberates others.

 

-  Marianne Williamson

   from her book, ďA Return to LoveĒ