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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Our Greatest Fear

I attended an event on Wednesday Nov 2, organized by WCAN (We Can) Women of Color Action Network, invited by Linda Parker Pennington who was moderating a panel which included Ted Marsh - a wise man who I was very pleased to meet!

He has his own 14 levels of relationships and we look forward to seeing how we might collaborate.

He shared a poem with us - which I thought was wonderful and so I'm sharing it with you

Our Greatest Fear
by Marianne Williamson from her book “A Return to Love”
Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and 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 were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Do not commit the sin of omission: Let your own light shine!

May I let my own light shine!

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