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 most. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, & famous?” Actually, who are you not to be? ……… Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you ……… And when we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others.