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Our Deepest Fear: Our Inner Light July 22, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Magick & Mystery, Mindfulness, People.

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, and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s 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. 

~ Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. New York: HarperCollins (1996)


1. cindy - July 23, 2010

Well girlfriend, put on your sunshades, ‘coz I’m shining like a great big sunbeam today 🙂

nrhatch - July 23, 2010


You go, girl!

2. Crowing Crone Joss - April 8, 2012

YES! this is what my heart needed to hear and know today. Thank you.

nrhatch - April 8, 2012

As I read through your post, this video sprang to mind. It’s so beautiful and always makes me feel more powerful.

Walk in Beauty, Joss. You’ll soar . . .

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