The quote below is one that resonates with me. I’ve changed a few words from the original (changed ‘God’ to ‘the universe’) – I think that’s fine, the sentiment is the same.
“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, clever, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of the universe. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of the universe that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone, and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”