I remember coming across this last year. I don't know if I posted it on the site, but it's worth a second look, regardless.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond

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
doesn't serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that
other people will not feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is
within us.

It is not in just some of us; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give people permission
to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."

------ Nelson Mandela, 1994

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