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


Damon M. Brabson from Santo Domingo JULY 12, 2018
It's that simple

Michael from Birmingham Alabama JULY 8, 2018
This is so true ,it needs to be taught to everyone as a child.

Pacey from Rockingham, WA MAY 25, 2018
Every time I hear this or read it I automatically think “I need to pick my game up and set myself straight”. Coach Carter made me realise that life lessons that are conveyed by the own actions of ourselves and the influences of others

Mercy from Ethiopia  FEBRUARY 22, 2018
Beautiful. It enlightens and motivates me every time I read it.

Sonya from Michigan FEBRUARY 11, 2018
My favorite poem


Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. —Albert Schweitzer
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. —William Arthur Ward
To understand is to forgive, even oneself. —Alexander Chase
Inclusion works to the advantage of everyone. We all have things to learn and we all have something to teach. —Helen Henderson
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe. —Oprah Winfrey
It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars. —Richard Paul Evans
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. —Jesse Jackson
For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. —T.S. Eliot
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you. —Neil deGrasse Tyson
I set out on a journey of love, seeking truth, peace and understanding. I am still learning. —Muhammad Ali
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it. —Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve. —Marianne Williamson
I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. —Lauren Bacall
Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count. —Neal Maxwell
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. —Mario Andretti

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