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Our deepest fear

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“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?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not 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 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


I don’t know if it was the words that caused the sudden upwelling of sadness, catching me unawares. Or was it that I was already teetering on the edge? The truth is, I barely registered the words as I read them aloud. (Or were they already, at mere glance, resonating with me at a subconscious level….???)


Déjà vu.

I remember the few lines, which came to me sometime in the last one year or so, and a very important realisation at the core of my being that things were changing in a significant way.

Somehow, I forgot about it along the way.

I forget a lot of things.

And then I lose my bearings and I fall off my path.

I do that a lot.

Written by The Intimate Stranger

January 7th, 2011 at 12:54 am

Posted in who am i

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  1. ???.



    11 Jan 11 at 9.19 pm

  2. Sorry chinese chars didn’t come out. shd be yao4 zi4 ai4 :/


    11 Jan 11 at 9.23 pm

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