Daily Kiss:: Our Deepest Fear


” Our Deepest Fear”  by Marianne Williamson

Note: This inspiring quote is taken from Marianne Williamson’s book A Return to Love. Though often quoted as part of Nelson Mandela’s moving inaugural speech, “Our Deepest Fear” does not appear in the speech. Marianne Williamson herself has commented on this mistaken attribution.

” 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.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others. ”

Enjoy Your Journeys. ~ Kristi 


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6 thoughts on “Daily Kiss:: Our Deepest Fear

  1. Jess J. says:

    I can’t get enough of this quote. It is always applicable. Sometimes some parts are more meaningful than others depending on what I am going through, but it always lifts my spirit.

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