Pass It On®

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. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights 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

author, lecturer

COMMENTS


Sonya from Michigan FEBRUARY 11, 2018
My favorite poem

Larry Cannon from Fayetteville NC FEBRUARY 4, 2018
Outstanding motivational guidance for everyone regardless of race, creed or color. I agree!

Anonymous JANUARY 27, 2018
I agree

Jeannie from Independence Missouri JANUARY 13, 2018
Beautiful thank you for sharing

Jeannie from Independence Missouri JANUARY 13, 2018
Beautiful thank you for sharing


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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
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There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. —Aldous Huxley
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less. —Diogenes of Sinope
Home is people. Not a place. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more. —Robin Hobb
Surrender to what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be.  —Sonia Ricotti
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. —Sir Winston Churchill
Real strength is not just a condition of one's muscle, but a tenderness in one's spirit. —McCallister Dodds
In union there is strength. —Aesop
Victory is remembered for at most two decades; an act of good sportsmanship is remembered for a lifetime. —Simon Nguyen
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering 'it will be happier'... —Alfred Lord Tennyson
If you see someone and they strike you as beautiful in any way, why not let them know? —Jill Scott
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It's easy to find reasons for division between people. Finding common ground is harder, but a step towards happiness. —Unknown
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