Favorite Quote – Our Deepest Fear is Not That We Are Inadequate…

Your playing small does not serve the world.

Many artist struggle with perfectionism, self-doubt and are never quite satisfied with what they create. This quote below helps to keep it all in perspective.

This quote from Author Marianne Williamson really connects with me and I find that it gives a deeper insight into what might really be driving us. Perhaps it all starts with love and acceptance of who we are; and acceptance of others, then letting go of personal fears so we can truly shine with our talents!

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, Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

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