"Our deepest fear is not that we areinadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is ourlight, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I tobe brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be?You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There isnothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure aroundyou. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's notjust in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, weunconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberatedfrom our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
– Maryanne Williamson –