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


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

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


I am only one, but I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I can do something.  And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do. —Edward Everett Hale
Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me. —Paulo Coelho
Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage and confidence in the doing. —Theodore Roosevelt
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. —Buddha
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. —Albert Einstein
When being together is more important than what you do, you are with a friend. —Connie McMartin
Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place. —Unknown
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. —Erich Seligmann Fromm
You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.  —Michael Phelps
Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth, then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free. —Shannon L. Alder
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. —Margaret Thatcher
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. —African Proverb
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be. —Roald Dahl
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.  —Ernest Hemingway

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