Be the Cause

Nelson Mandela Speech

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, Talented and Fabulous?

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 were born to make manifest
The Glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us;
It is in everyone.

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 presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

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