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Our Deepest Fear or Inspiration

I was polishing up my Statement of BEing and thought of the great writing by Marianne Williamson that Nelson Mandela used in his inauguration speech… “Our Deepest Fear”. I reworded it to make it a powerful affirmation. Or actually it is a powerful statement of our truth.

The original is so impactful:

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, fabulous? Actually, 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 are all meant to shine, as children do. We were 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.

Rewording it to be a statement of our truth:

My deepest knowing is that I am more than adequate. My deepest knowing is that I am powerful beyond measure. It is my light, not my darkness, that inspires my life. I claim God’s Truth for my life: I am brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous. How can I not be as a child of God? Playing small in the past has never worked. I now play large to serve the world. My expansive consciousness allows those around me to feel secure and powerful. I am meant to shine as all God’s children do. I am born to manifest the glory of God that is within me. It’s in me; it’s in everyone. As I let my light shine I have given other people permission to do the same. As I am liberated from fear and embrace personal freedom my presence automatically liberates others.

By Lamar

Welcome and thank you for checking out this blog, my corner of the electronic universe where I am looking for and sharing ways to live an authentic and empowered life.

I am from a small Texas farm town. I am the first person in my family to get my bachelors degree, electrical engineering from Texas A&M University. Because of circumstances I developed an intense desire to find ways to do life differently, meaning better, more meaningfully, fulfilling and of service.

As a result I have learned, apprenticed, licensed and studied for 29+ years in four major and several minor training organizations learning life skills to improve my life and to train/coach/teach others into improving their lives.

I have several BIOs posted at my websites. Here's one way to categorize the services I offer:

- Life Catalyst Coach
- Stress Management Specialist
- Mental Focusing Agent
- Licensed Spiritual Coach/Counselor
- Emotional Management
- Inner Answers Guide

I coach, teach, speak, train, write... whatever means I can to assist others in living a more magnificent and fulfilling life.

1 reply on “Our Deepest Fear or Inspiration”

I really like this exercise! Thank you for sharing it. Language is so powerful. Why not reword lovely things into powerful, self-orientated affirmations.

It would also be interesting to play with affirmation-izing negative statements by using the positive intent in the statement. Change: “Our country is in trouble” to “Our country chooses abundance” or “I choose abundance.”

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