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Our Deepest Fear


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 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.







  1. chandra_avinash saidSat, 30 Aug 2008 05:58:10 -0000 ( Link )

    The first few lines are in this movie – Coach Carter or some other sports comeback flick.
    I remember those lines from there. Nice quote though.

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  2. lucyinthesky saidWed, 01 Oct 2008 20:47:28 -0000 ( Link )

    This is one of my favourite quotes…it’s also been in the movie Akeelah and the Bee.

    Nelson Mandela actually said this during his speech in 1994 when he became president of South Africa. Many people quote this passage from him, but the poem is actually by a woman named Marianne Williamson. :)

    Great stuff. Thanks for posting this.

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  3. nikhileshn saidWed, 17 Dec 2008 06:59:00 -0000 ( Link )

    thanks. moments of self doubt…. right time i read…. thanks again

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  4. fmoduah saidTue, 13 Oct 2009 11:56:57 -0000 ( Link )

    i have been looking for this quote since. thanks

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  5. fmoduah saidTue, 13 Oct 2009 12:08:19 -0000 ( Link )

    i have been looking for this since akeelah

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  6. neha_dureja saidFri, 12 Mar 2010 18:49:44 -0000 ( Link )

    nice quote
    tnx…….

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  7. amfree saidThu, 27 Feb 2014 12:51:16 -0000 ( Link )

    that is the challenge i do really have. thanks for the quot

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  8. amfree saidThu, 27 Feb 2014 12:53:20 -0000 ( Link )

    that is the challenge i do really have. thanks for the quot

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  9. ratio saidWed, 24 Sep 2014 05:45:16 -0000 ( Link )

    Anger is a condition in which tongue works faster than mind. …

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  10. ratio saidWed, 24 Sep 2014 09:12:57 -0000 ( Link )

    Anger is a condition in which tongue works faster than mind. …

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