I want my readers to understand that I am a work in progress. I have many faults and short-comings as a woman. As a result, I often feel inadequate.
However, feelings of inadequacy are not my biggest fear. My biggest fear is that I am brilliant. My deepest fear is that I am powerful beyond measure.
We were made for greatness, but we are scared to offend, scared to push buttons, scared to be beautiful.
I hope to leave you with a small gift this Christmas - a gift that comes in the form of words. Words wrought together with passion, experience, and love.
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 famous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't 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 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 consciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.