During our daily morning circle, the following is recited.
DAILY AFFIRMATION: "Our Deepest Fear"
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerfull beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
"who am I to be brilliant, gordeous, talented, and fabulous?"
Actually, who am I not to be?
I am a child of God.
My playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened aobut shrinking so that
other people won't feel insecure around me.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are 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 unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our pesence automatically liberates others.
-- Marianne Williamson, from A Return to Love.