I originally read this about 20 years ago, but had the wrong author. I have saved it for all of these years on a piece of scratch paper in a box.now its filed in my "hell yeah" folder. funny how life changes, yet what holds true to you does not.
And as we let our lights shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. And as we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically leberates others.' Coach Carter Love that quote, and even more love it in a Christianity context
Our Greatest Fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
"Our Deepest Fear" by Marianne Williamson (often mistakenly cited as a Nelson Mandela quote) and a poem titled "The Invitation" by Oriah Mountain Dreamer are two of the most inspiring writings available.