“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’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 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’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.”
This video is made during International Women’s Day 2018 “Surrender of the strong independent woman” organised by Wild Woman Rise and One Day Retreats.
Music “Our deepest fear” by Marieke van der Leije and Roger Spees
Filming by Sandra Koning and editing by Bolivia Pronk
Photography Jessica Lia during International women’s day 2019 – Surrender of the strong independent woman