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'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 others

permission to do the same. As we are liberated

from our own fear, our presence automatically

liberates others. (Marianne Williamson from Return to Love)