OUR DEEPEST FEAR IS THAT WE ARE POWERFUL BEYOND MEASURE

Wendy Stebbins
Posted March 20, 2018 from United States
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The following quote is attributed to Nelson Mandela from his 1994 inaugural address in South Africa. Actually, it was written by Miriam WIlliamson as part of her book "Return To Love". I used it often with young people in my substance abuse clinics and it created strength and focus. I have recently sent it to a World Pulse friend who was also inspired by it. EVERYONE who comes to World Pulse is working so tirelessly in one way or another for women's empowerment. May this be the wind beneath your wings:

"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, beautiful, talented ,fabulous?" Actually who are you not to be?

You are a child of the Universe (or God or Allah). 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 our soul 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 automatially liberates others."

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Olutosin
Mar 21, 2018
Mar 21, 2018

Thanks so much for writing this powerful piece.

Immaculate Amoit
Mar 21, 2018
Mar 21, 2018

Most often where are worried of shining so bright it will make others uncomfortable, when in reality we are meant to be extra ordinary and we are all not meant to fit in but disrupt the status quo.. Thanks for this reminder Wendy :)

Immaculate Amoit
Mar 21, 2018
Mar 21, 2018

Most often where are worried of shining so bright it will make others uncomfortable, when in reality we are meant to be extra ordinary and we are all not meant to fit in but disrupt the status quo.. Thanks for this reminder Wendy :)

Jill Langhus
Mar 21, 2018
Mar 21, 2018

Hi Wendy. I totally agree with you. I love Marianne Williamson, her work and wisdom. Thanks for sharing this and your post.

Wendy Stebbins
Mar 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018

Your welcome Jill.

Tamarack Verrall
Mar 25, 2018
Mar 25, 2018

Dear Wendy,

I too appreciate this quote and so many of the messages of Marianne Williamson. I love that so many WorldPulse sisters know that we can make change happen.

Wendy Stebbins
Mar 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018

Your welcome, Tam

Obisakin Busayo
Mar 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018

Thank you for these encouraging words Wendy! Yes our light must continue to shine.
Love
Busayo

Wendy Stebbins
Mar 27, 2018
Mar 27, 2018

Your welcome, Busayu.

Wendy Stebbins
Mar 28, 2018
Mar 28, 2018

Busayu,

Just thinking of you. Hope you and your family have a very special EASTER.

rosemary_ntoipo
Apr 06, 2018
Apr 06, 2018

Thanks a lot. I really love this and speaks a lot about you. You are brilliant, beautiful, talented, fabulous and meant to shine too.

Wendy Stebbins
Apr 06, 2018
Apr 06, 2018

Hi Rosemary,

Thank you for taking time to write your thoughtful message. Means a lot to me. My wish is that every woman would read "My deepest fear ..." quote upon rising each morning in order to set the tone for her day. Again, thank you.

Ubuntu

Wendy

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