I Dare You

I dare you to read the following quote, out loud. (If the word “God” bothers you, use something like “the universe” instead or just leave it out.) If you can’t read it out loud, just read it to yourself. But really read it and take it in.

Our Deepest Fear

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 we 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
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 everyone.
And when 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

Go shine today, and everyday. πŸ™‚



  1. Posted February 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for that. πŸ˜‰

    • justmeandthevoices
      Posted February 17, 2010 at 9:56 am | Permalink

      Anytime, my dear!!!

  2. Posted February 17, 2010 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    How very, very true.

    • justmeandthevoices
      Posted February 17, 2010 at 9:56 am | Permalink

      Yes! I think you’re one of those people who are already doing this. Being fabulous and not apologizing for it. So awesome.

  3. Posted February 17, 2010 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    I love Marianne Williamson. Thank you for sharing this. =)

    • justmeandthevoices
      Posted February 17, 2010 at 9:54 am | Permalink

      You’re welcome!! I just love this quote of hers so much. So inspiring!

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