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. These words were written by Marianne Williamson. When I first read the entire message, the first two lines described what I felt in my life. My fear is not that I am inadequate but that I am powerful beyond measure. I have spent a lot of my life working and creating new programs, better ways to get work done, and resolving issues for other people. All the time staying in the background to not draw attention to myself. I have let other people take the credit for my work, my creations. I could say I was shy or that I did not want the attention, and maybe that was true. After reading Marianne’s words I realized that to quote her, “Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that othe people won’t feel insecure.” How true those words were. So as I accept this new beginning for my life, as I reach out to help others shine, nothing is more rewarding. So let me leave you with one more word from Marianne, “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.”
Thank you, Marianne.