BlogTherapy

Posted: August 2, 2010 in BlogTherapy
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“Our worst 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 and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God; your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God 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.”

Why won’t I allow myself to be great? I know what I am capable of, yet I shrink so that other people won’t feel insecure around me. I live so that others may feel most at ease. If I’m happy, then others will not be. What am I sacrificing? Who am I living for?

My deepest fear? That I am powerful beyond measure.

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