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 is 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 are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. – Marianne Williamson

via Day (101) – Yesterday, I had an Epiphany « The Better Man Project.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

Afraid to Shine?

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fantasy novelist ~ picture book and short story author ~ freelance editor ~ writing coach

6 thoughts on “Afraid to Shine?

  1. Shana says:

    Thanks Bridge! This is so right on & such a blessing for me to hear!

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  3. Phyllis S. says:

    This email is what a friend of mine needs to read. Thanks for your insight!!!

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