Our Greatest Fear
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Yesterday, we came to that point in the quarter where everyone's exhausted and wondering if they'll ever be successful, if they'll ever "get it," or if they're merely hacks pretending to be designers or writers or photographers. That time in the quarter when they're so afraid, we have to pull out this passage written by Marianne Williamson, which always moves me and serve as a reminder--because we all forget:
***Disclaimer: As they say in AA, think "god of your understanding."
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 and 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 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 are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.