Our Greatest Fear – Marianne Williamson

I’ve been aware of these words since my early sales career when one of the managers in my region used to quote them (wrongly I might add) from Nelson Mandela. It doesn’t matter one iota who said the words, rather it matters how we let those words work a change in us for the better.


Our Greatest Fear — Marianne Williamson

it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

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.

—Marianne Williamson


*it gets me every time, even now as I am rereading it!


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