fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are
beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us
We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing
does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make
the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's
all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give
people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own
our presence automatically liberates others."
Source: Attributed to
Marianne Williamson in her book, A Return to Love.