Saturday, 18 February 2012

Our Greatest Fear

Someone posted this poem on FB and the words pierce through my heart. The content of this poem reflects the very core of my view on what it means to live, to be a person, my raison d'être. Recently though, I've been kind of... inundated, with stuff from work (yeah no thanks to you clerkship!), so often times I forgot to see the bigger picture, forgot to remember why I started this thing at the first place, and how I ended up here. But then... a good reminder likes to pop up randomly. Thanks Jacob L, for posting this! =)

Our Greatest Fear

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

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