Our deepest fear is not…

Watched “Coach Carter” tonight with my family. Amongst the many lessons this movie can teach us, I picked this one to share:
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.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people will not feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not in just some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others.
(Marianne Williamson , in Return to Love)
Inspiration can be found in many places. Tonight I found it on a couch sitting next to Joshua (my third son who turned 10 today! Happy Birthday Josh :)

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