Check out this poem, it is one of the most inspirational pieces of literature I have read and it keeps me inspired!
I have it stuck on my fridge and I read it all the time! I found out that it's actually not a poem at all, but an excerpt from A Return To Love, a book by motivational speaker and author Marianne Williamson.
Here is it... enjoy!!
Our Deepest Fear
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, handsome, talented and 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 within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
Stick in on your fridge for daily inspiration... you know you visit the fridge all the time... ;)