My Dad is the one who brought this poem to my attention and it became the inspiration for this blog because plainly stated, it rocks. The message is timeless and all-important, these are words to live by. But most importantly for myself and for other teachers-in-training it is something that we should be striving to teach our students. Enjoy :-)
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.
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.
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 liberates others.