The other day I was flipping through the channels on TV, and I came upon the movie “Coach Carter”, which I’d never seen before. It’s one of those sappy, inspirational, based-on-a-true-story, sports movies. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, so I started watching it, because well, he’s hot. There was one passage from the movie that really struck me, so I thought I’d share.
“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 is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”