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 this universe,
And your playing small does not serve this world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking
So that others won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory 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 give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence liberates others.