Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Our Deepest Fear - Quote

Bhasker, my friend, sent me this quote yesterday. I think it is brilliant and I think it applies to everyone.

 Our Deepest Fear(Quoted by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech, later found that Marianne Williamson, author of the book 'Return to love' is the original writer of this quote. But does not matter who said it, what they said is important!)

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 frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us: it’s in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others the permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.

Thanks Bhasker, for sharing.


Rajendra said...

good one.

Harimohan said...

Did some research and found that it had been mistakenly attributed to Mandela. Made necessary corrections. But yes, it is beautiful.