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Dome Pondering Import – “Our Deepest Fear”

Here is a poem that speaks volumes to a number of people. The poem written by Marianne Williamson was made famous by the film, “Coach Carter” as it deals with the fear of an individual’s self-actualization. It is literature for those who are in pursuit of a dream, and for those looking to make that dream a reality.


Our Deepest Fear
By: Marianne Williamson

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, 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 are all meant to shine, as children do.

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.

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