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


People can't be just tied together. They have to connect. Otherwise, they'll find themselves bound hand and foot. —Ai Yazawa
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. —George Washington Carver
It is easier to reach our potential when we learn the value of including others in our quest. —John R. Wooden
If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ”Here comes number seventy-one!” —Richard DeVos
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. —Anatole France
Believe you can and you're halfway there. —Theodore Roosevelt
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. —Henri Nouwen
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. —Benjamin Disraeli
True beauty is not related to what color your hair is or what color your eyes are. True beauty is about who you are as a human being, your principles, your moral compass. —Ellen DeGeneres
The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price. —Vince Lombardi
If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. —Buddha
A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder. —Thomas Carlyle
The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly. —Kahlil Gilbran
Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts. —Barbara Garrison
If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it. —Edmund Hillary
Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available. —Jim Beggs

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