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#60 -- "Our deepest fear.."

Just a quote that got me thinking...

"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, which frightens us most. We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be 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 is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. 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 all of us. And when 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 think it's gorgeous. Even if you don't exactly believe in God you can still find the beauty in it. Nelson Mandela said it in a speech once. A gorgeous sense of optimism is sometimes just really beautiful.
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Wonderful quote, what is it an excerpt from?
I actually got it from literaryquotes, although I don't think they referenced a book or anything.