Our Deepest Fear

What holds us back in our lives
is our fear
and sometimes when you take a very close look
you find out that your fears
aren’t exactly what you thought they were

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, fabulous?
But 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 are all meant to shine,
As children do.
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 all of us (everyone).

And as we let our own light shine,
We Sub(un)consciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

So its holy work
to move past your own fear
it doesn’t just help you
it helps the world