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Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson

By admin | May 20, 2009

I came across this poem 10 years ago and stumbled upon it again recently. It was like an old friend paying me a visit. :-)

When I finished reading it, I felt a strange tingling feeling over my body.  It was a feeling of familiarity yet unusual. Perhaps it was the funny familiar forgotten feelings of Love, Faith & Courage?

I hope you draw strength from this poem as much I do and did.

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, handsome, talented and 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 within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Topics: Inspiration, Poems, Self Improvement | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson”

  1. KrisBelucci Says:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 8:57 am

    I really liked this post. Can I copy it to my site? Thank you in advance.

  2. admin Says:
    June 12th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Kris,

    Sure. This is good sharing.