I happened to catch the end of Coach Carter this weekend, and at the end, there is a very powerful quote. The quote is from author and spiritual activist, Marianne Williamson. I’ve broken it down in cadence because there are so many great lines in this one quote, they all deserve some space of their own.
“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 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 others permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
No matter if you believe that God exists or not, these statements are true. This light, this power exists in you and it is your responsibility to let it shine. I am not the type to go off on a metaphysical whim, but I believe this to be true. When you start believing it, that’s when the magic happens.
Despite what the detractors might say, even the detractor within you, the world wants you at your best and brightest. Go be that!