Who Dare Believe Such Words?

"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 were born to make manifest the glory of God 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 become liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others".

Nelson Mandela - 1994 Inaugural Speech
(from the text written by Marianne Williamson)

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