Right before my father died of a sudden, massive heart attack at age 56, he gave me a framed passage of author Marianne Williamson’s famous words, “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.”
I’ve returned to these powerful words time and again. Any time I feel myself holding back, playing small or not speaking my truth, this reminder comes flooding in.
This week I am sitting with the concept of “owning our power,” and what that looks like during times of great dissension and discord. Here’s more:
Want to dive deeper into this topic (one of my favorites)? Read: 8 Ways to Reclaim Your Power. Let me know how this week goes. I’d love to hear how you are standing in your power and speaking your truth!
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