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 is nothing enlightened about shrinking, so that other
People won’t feel insecure around you.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our 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.
NELSON MANDELA 1994