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Diepste angst
maandag 04 december 2006 03:45

Veel mensen kennen de onderstaande ingrijpende tekst. Echter het is tevens veelal verkeerd geciteerd als zijnde van Nelson Mandela. Sterker nog, hij heeft het nooit gezegd.

Dus hieronder de tekst en de verwijzingen en de oorspronkelijke auteursnaam:

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?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won't feel insecure around you.
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 presence automatically liberates others.

-- Marianne Williamson


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