I love this poem especially because I observe many accountants are so reserved, shy and afraid to shine. I have many friends who I think have HUGE potentials, but always feel that they are small and those big dreams are not for them. I hope this poem inspires them too. Please read twice and let the words come in to your heart.
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 frighten 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.
ETW Manchester, Autumn 2013