As we move through our days and get caught up in the minutiae of life, we often find ourselves feeling as though something is missing. When our soul is hungry for recognition and fulfillment, that nagging sense of incompletion will rise again and again until we give it our attention. This attention can lead to life-changing thoughts and actions, but we are typically stopped in our tracks as we become aware of the underlying thoughts and beliefs of not being good enough, smart enough, good-looking enough or deserving of great things. Below you will find Marianne Williamson's beautiful poem encompasses all of these self-defeating beliefs. I encourage each of you to embrace these words and step into the beauty and bounty of your true self.
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"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, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not in just 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."