Monday, August 6, 2007

Fear

Marianne Williamson

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 enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel unsure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. 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.

First heard this from the film Coach carter and then Akeelah and the bee, two brilliant films,but one beautiful powerful phrase,that inspires me daily. Read it again, onTminx blog today and smiled.

8 comments:

catwalq said...

Amen!!!!!!!!!



I must have been watching something else cos I cannot remember when this was said in either film.

omohemi Benson said...

@Catwalq,
In Coach Carter when the coach was talking to gansta boy whose brother was killed, he kept asking him after he returned to the team what is your fear?

and In Akeelah&the bee,
When the teaher was aking akeelah, to read the stuff onhis wall inhis house.

classybabe said...

I loved this when i heard it in Coach Carter....especially "Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.....Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God."

Pink-satin said...

babes i so agree with this "Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure"....

The Last King Of Scotland said...

i didnt hear it o. will watch both films again!

Jaycee said...

Anytime I read this post, my heart goes JIGGI JIGGI (lolll...that comment was so razz)...but seriously sha, there was a time I posted this quote on my wall...it's beautiful beyond measures...

"Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel unsure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

mirage said...

yeap u're right but i also believe our greatest fear is the realisation of who we really are,self is the greatest enemy any being

babzent said...

Seen both movies too and had to do a research on it online. It's quite inspirational and i love d way it was used in Coach Carter.
Let your light shine gurl...