Who am I to be brilliant?
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 frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are we 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 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 light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others.
Source: A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson, as quoted by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural speech, 1994
It’s a great poem, quoted by a great leader.
Thank Allah for the greatness He has given you,
by sharing it with others
by letting your light shines through
by rising up and help others to rise
by being the great person you are
that nobody can deny.
It’s a gift Allah gave you
to become a blessing for the world.
Trust Him, and trust the greatness He has given you.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.