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Nelson Mandela is reported to have addressed these words
of Marianne Williamson:

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 frighten 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 is nothing enlightened about
shrinking so that other people
Won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God
within us.
It is not just in some of us: it is in everyone,
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously
Give other people permission to do the same.

From: The Art of Possibility
Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, 2000