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


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

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


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