Monday, 10 September 2007

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us

From the movie Coach Carter:
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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. 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. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

3 comments:

Hargobind Khalsa said...

i was 2 days away from posting this scene from coach carter on my blog! damn.

i thought it was a superb quote. apparently it was taken from some book. loved that you added it :)

nicole marcia mcclorey said...

it's from 'a course in miracles'. nelson use it as an inaugural speech because he read 'the course' while incarcerated. Marianne explains the courses impact on her life and this quote in her book 'Return to love'

nicole marcia mcclorey said...

i meant nelson mandela