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, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest all the glory 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.
I have always been a great advocate of being who you are, being true to yourself, being real. It is fine to be different, you cannot be like everyone because this would make the world a really boring place.
We are meant to live our truth, because it is the only way we can find our true purpose in life. And we can only accept others after we know and accept who we are.
So walk in the light of your truth, love who you are, nobody else will love you or understand you more than you will yourself.