Our Greatest Fear (By Marianne Williamson)

Today I am gonna share with you a quote that my mentor Stefan shared with me. It is originally said by Marianne Williamson. It is about our greatest fear.

I also used to feel the same what Marianne talks about in this quote but never really thought about it in depth.

I remember reading this line in the English Book by SalaamChaus (which is, by the way, the book where I learned the English Language from) which is somewhat similar to this Marianne’s quote:

इंसान के पास अमर्यादित शक्ति है लेकिन अधिकतर लोग इस शक्ति का बहुत ही मर्यादित प्रयोग करते है।

(Humans have Infinite power. But most people make very finite use of this infinite power)

Marianne explains this idea in Depth. Here it goes:

“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 wont 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 is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. And as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”


Really very Powerful. We are afraid of what we can achieve and accomplish and not of our limitations and shortcomings!!

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