Our Deepest Fear…

This weekend our message at church was inspired by the movie Coach Carter. Overall it was a great message; however the reciting of an excerpt of Marianne Williamson’s poem “Our Deepest Fear” was truly inspiring. Check out the 39 sec. typography video from the movie Coach Carter as it was recited by Timo Cruz in the movie. Below is the full version of Marianne Williamson’s original poem… let these words inspire you to believe and not fear:

“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 won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. 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 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.”

Share your thoughts on these words…

  • “Our presence automatically liberates others”…good stuff. You could also say the opposite right? Our “lack of____” Binds or hinders others….Be who God MADE you to be to the MAX, don’t hold back, take a deep breath and let it rip!!


  • This truth is so liberating. And like you said needs to be shared over and over and all over the world.
    Thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration!
    Together we strengthen the world!

  • The world demands that you be light, even if it’s artificial. Any shade of darkness you expose is an opportunity to pounce. We prefer to stand in the light of someone else, hoping it will reflect on us. It is the design, it’s just usually the wrong source, and function. You guys are supposed to be the reality. Or something like that. (grin)

  • I love that quote!! I may not have agreed with everything in her book…but I loved that part especially.

    Its unfortunate that we innately look for the bad over the good but “our playing small doesn’t serve the world.”

    Be blessed!

  • Rebecca

    Yesterday in my talk notes I wrote “As you let your light shine, you are unconsciously giving other people permission to do the same”. As I reflected later on that one statement, the question I kept coming back to was “Who/What are you reflecting?” I’m still questioning, seaking, thinking, meditating on that one question. Who am I refecting? HIM or me?

  • I love this one. Thanks for posting

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