Motivation: Our Deepest Fear is That We Are Powerful Beyond Measure

2018-07-14T19:19:11+00:00Wellness|
  • Our Deepest Fear Quote by Marianne Williamson

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” – Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

Today, Marianne Williamson’s words are needed more than ever. As we are faced with hostility on a daily basis, it’s hard to remember that we are strong and that our own thoughts matter.

In my opinion, the following is the most powerful part of the entire statement, “We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”

Here is the full text that is typically quoted:

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 is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not 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 is not just in some of us; it is 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.