12 Feb

Our Deepest Fear

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

In the movie “Coach Carter” one of the students stands up and recites this quote to Samuel L. Jackson’s character.  It is a very moving moment, and so applicable for the situation that they are going through.  It sounded familiar to me, and my smart husband looked it up on google so I could share it with you.  The same passage was read by Nelson Mandela at his inauguration in 1994, but he was not the original
author.  The quote was written by Marianne Williamson.  It comes from
her book, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course
in Miracles.”

“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 doesn’t serve the
world. 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.”

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