Our Deepest Fear – Marianne Williamson


storm-cloud-150x150What Is Your Deepest Fear?

When I first started my home based business, I would have said my deepest fear is “failure”, or “rejection”. I remember being so scared to pick up the phone to call someone.  Then when the phone rang, I would hope no one would answer.  I was shaking! 😯  When they did answer, I read my script with a shaky voice and I sounded like I was reading… because I Was!! 😕   Talk about fear! 😯   I kept on doing it, over and over and over, and guess what?  I got better at it each time.  What I didn’t realize then, is that “you make up in numbers what you lack in skill“, as my friend and mentor Jim Rohn used to say.  As I got more skilled, my confidence went up and then I wasn’t scared of the phone anymore, in fact, I was excited to get on the phone each day.

Facing Your Fears

So what is our deepest fear then?  As you walk down the entrepreneurial road, you have no choice but to face your fears one step at a time.  You soon realize that the thing you feared last month, doesn’t cause you fear today, and the thing you feared two months ago, you are really enjoying!  Hmmm, so what is our deepest fear?  As Marianne Williamson says in her famous poem titled “Our Deepest Fear”, we soon discover that our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure and we will be very successful!

Me?  Afraid of Success?

When I first heard this speech, I remember thinking “I don’t think so”, why would I be scared of success? 🙄   However, when I really stopped and pondered on this entire speech, I felt something deep within myself that knew her words were True.  It may take a little time for you to really feel how these words affect you.  I am posting her original poem and I’d like you to take the time today to watch her powerful video, then re-read her words.  Ask yourself if there is something very deep inside of you that resonates with what she is saying.  If you will take the time to feel the message, you will feel it deep within your soul.  Thank you Marianne Williamson for your beautiful gift which changed the world! 😛


“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, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.
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.
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.”   –Marianne Williamson

Did You feel It?  

As she said those words, “we are powerful beyond measure“, “your playing small does not serve the world“, “we are all meant to shine“, “let our own light shine“, “we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same“!  Wow! 😀  Doesn’t that give you goosebumps?

I hope you will take Marianne Williamson’s words to heart and let your light shine brightly!  You will then inspire others to do the same!  We will all take part in creating a world where people will come together, one person at a time. Together we can make it happen!

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48 Comments For This Post

  1. Melissa Wright Says:

    Great post Kellie! Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem and video with us! Your light definitely shines very brightly and I am grateful to get the opportunity to get to know you!

    Thank you for this encouragement today and the reminder that we are all meant to be great!
    .-= Melissa Wright´s last blog ..What I have learned from the Olympics =-.

  2. Kellie Says:

    Mahalo Melissa! It means so much coming from you. You have been such an inspiration to me in learning all of the social media. I am so happy you are enjoying our posts. Thank you for all you do! 🙂

  3. Annette Morris Keane Says:

    Beautiful video – and a “warm blanket voice” It blows me away every time I see or hear it – kinda like being reminded of a long forgotten knowledege. Thank you Kellie! <3

  4. Kellie Says:

    Yes, Annette, this video is so beautiful! It is like a warm blanket isn’t it? And yes, deep within our soul, we know this to be true. 😉

  5. Cheryl Tateishi Says:

    Thanks Kellie for your post. Very powerful words “playing small does not serve the world” “we are meant to shine”. We are all meant to shine. How beautiful!!!

  6. Kellie Says:

    Yes, Cheryl we are all meant to shine and it’s your time to Shine! 🙂

  7. Michaelé Harrington Says:


    This is amazing! Do you know I was just telling someone the other day that I have a little piece of paper in my purse, that is none other than Marianne Williamson’s words above!
    A girlfriend placed this inside a card to me years ago and to this day, doesn’t know that I carry it with me everywhere 🙂 It’s becoming faded and torn but there is just no way I will throw it out.
    I must tell her someday that this little piece of paper with those words still remain in my purse!

    I loved the Youtube video, I had never seen that.

    .-= Michaelé Harrington´s last blog ..Network Marketing From The ‘Inside’ Out-Finding Hope From Prison =-.

  8. Kellie Says:

    Well Michaele, there has been so many synchronistic events between us that I know something else is here. I look forward to connecting with you this week.
    This has been one of my favorite poems for a long time. I have it posted on my FB info page! And yes, the video is so beautiful with Marianne reciting the words…:)
    Talk to you soon :0)

  9. GigiNJones Says:

    Hi Kellie,

    Remarkable piece! Thank you for sharing your experience and insight. The poem by Marianne Williamson has so much value. Reminds me of the analogy of the dog who whines as he is in pain from his paw being stuck on a nail, yet remains to stay in the position because he is too comfortable. I think people can get out of suffering by being willing to make changes everyday. Starting with self, to remember who you are. You are great! and change is uncomfortable and it is so worth it.

    Thanks again,

  10. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Mahalo Gigi! Yes, I love those words by Marianne! And yes Gigi, it is a reminder to each of us daily of who we really are. So let your light shine! 🙂

  11. Shannon Tecson Says:

    Dear Kellie:
    Its as if, your voice has taken over the voice or message of Marianne Williamson. Whenever I catch the inner critic who wants to play small, I imagine…and I hear your voice “Shannon, playing small does not serve anyone. Remember where you want to go Shannon, and that place requires you to be the BIG person.” Over and over again, I hear “your” voice and this message. As you continue to step out and share your light, I do too. It is an amazing dynamic! And when we let our own light shine, we give others permission to do the same. Fascinating, just fascinating! Thank you Kellie for being such an incredible leader!
    Love you much,
    Shannon 🙂
    .-= Shannon Tecson´s last blog ..Amongst Other Gifts You Can Gain Through A Home Based Business =-.

  12. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    You’re very welcome Shannon! I am so happy for you because I see you shinning your light. Remember Jim Rohn told us “people will be in the dark, until We show them the light!”. You are showing your light, now show others that they can shine theirs, and they will go on and on and on….
    BTW, you can only see and admire an incredible leader if you are destined to become the reflection you are looking at! Always play BIG, never play small. Lots of love♥

  13. Francine Cruz-Almodova Says:

    Yes, you are right. I felt this message deep down. Thanks Kellie for always sharing and being the beacon of light for others. Yes, the world would be a wonderful place if everyone would shine at their brightest and come together as one. Thank you for continuing to share the message.

  14. Kellie Says:

    Mahalo (thank you) Francine for your kind words. We appreciate you and all you do! You have a bright light inside of you to share also! Let’s shine our lights together and help people all over the world! 🙂

  15. wendi weiss Says:

    WOW, Kellie! What powerful words! The entire room was filled with the vibration of belief and service. I’m excited to go through the rest of what you’ve made available! Thank you so very much! Oodles of Aloha and Mahalo!

  16. Kellie Says:

    You did it Wendi!! Yeah! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on our blog. 🙂 I am so happy to see you enjoying our postings. Yes please come back and keep on letting us know how you feel. Lot so love & aloha Wendi! 🙂

  17. Val Wilcox Says:

    I love that poem! It is so true, we do fear how great we can be. Silly thing is, if we were as great as we could be, we could accomplish awesome things to support others. It’s not being selfish, it’s becoming who we were meant to be.

    Have an awesome day,
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..The Power of YOU! =-.

  18. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Val,
    I love seeing you happy smile. 🙂 Yes, it is so true and it’s one of my favorites. We all inspire others by playing Big and then they go on to inspire others also. You’re right it is the most giving thing anyone can do. 🙂

  19. Venus :) Says:

    This is very inspirational. I love it. There was a time in my life when I was very scared of the phone – I would find all excuses not to pick it up sitting in front of it with my palms sweating. Then when I realized that having a home based business will fix this, I got in it at once. And it did.
    Thank you for reminding us this wisdon of how powerful we are and how valuable we are.

    Infinite love and gratitude,
    Venus 🙂
    .-= Venus :)´s last blog ..Power vs Force =-.

  20. Kellie Says:

    Yes Venus, we have all been there huh? So scared of the phone. Yet we all persevere somehow and then we’re not afraid anymore. I love your energy! Thank you for your aloha! 🙂

  21. Sandy & Al Abrams Says:

    Thank you Kellie,

    How many people do we all know (maybe ourselves) who have, by being afraid to speak up, missed the chance to be the very light someone else needed.

    We all need to shed the false modesty that makes us shrink back from beion open and alive to where we are in the moment.

    You are such a light yourself and so open. I appreciate you,

    .-= Sandy & Al Abrams´s last blog ..Mammogram, Cat Scan – Life Saver or Cancer Cause? =-.

  22. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Sandy,

    I really appreciate you too and I am so inspired by you and Al. Thank you for you kind words, it means a lot to me.

    Aloha 🙂

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  24. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Thank you for visiting! Aloha 🙂

  25. Jodi Lee Says:


    I love this poem from Marianne, and the message is so important. Thanks so much for bring it to all of us!

    .-= Jodi Lee´s last blog ..International Women’s Day =-.

  26. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Jodi,
    It’s one of my favorite and it reminds me to alway play Big! Thank you for your contribution to always playing Big!
    Aloha 🙂

  27. Donna Merrill Says:

    Oh how I enjoyed this post. Fear is something I always discus with my clients when they are basing their decisions on “fear” – I tell them that every time you do that you walk in the wrong direction to fulfill your life. Some get it, some have to learn it. But ANY decision we make based on fear leads us the wrong way. Sure, everyone is fearful, but it is bringing it into awareness that makes us stop for a moment and think “Gee..that’s fear, let me walk the other direction and get out of the box.” I could write a book on this, but a special thank you for this wonderful blog post.
    Donna Merrill

  28. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Mahalo (thank you) Donna! It brings me great joy to hear you enjoyed our post. Yes, I agree with you about decisions made in fear. I do my best to always make decision based on Faith.
    Kellie 🙂

  29. Glyna Humm Says:

    Great Post Kellie – I had never heard this poem before – thank you for sharing it! It gives me a lot to think about:)
    .-= Glyna Humm´s last blog ..Internet Marketing and Social Networking – A Match Made in Cyber Space Heaven =-.

  30. Kellie Says:

    So glad you liked it Glyna and so nice to connect with you. Yes, this is one of my favorites and it’s one which you will revisit over & over. Everytime I read it or listen to the video, I hear something else…even more than I heard the last time.
    Mahalo (thank you),
    Kellie 🙂

  31. Charlie Scheidecker Says:

    Excellent post, Kellie! Just seeing this helped me to identify that I myself have been afraid to pick up the proverbial phone to make a new relationship connection because subconsciously I have been afraid of being rejected. Thank you for your words of inspiration and courage!

  32. Kellie Says:

    I am so happy Charlie that you discovered what was holding you back. Yes, “go for it” my friend, relationships are the reason life has so much meaning.
    Thank you for connecting with us and we hope to see you again,
    Kellie 🙂

  33. Jean Says:

    these are great words and such valuable information,
    I love the video, and the poem,
    It spoke to me as I still have fears.
    thanks for sharing this

  34. Kellie Says:

    Mahalo (thank you) Jean! I am so happy the video and poem spoke to you. Keep on reading it and keep on watching the video, you’ll hear more and more every time. My mentor instilled this in my mind every time I was so close to backing down, and “playing small” to make others feel comfortable, she would tell me to “play big” so that I may inspire just one more person to “play big”.

    I hope this helps Jean. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to assist okay?

    Love & aloha,
    Kellie 🙂

  35. Krista Abbott Says:

    Very inspiring. I have read this before, but had forgotten how powerful it can be. Thank you for sharing this.

    .-= Krista Abbott´s last blog ..Social Media Management Tools: HootSuite =-.

  36. Kellie Says:

    Mahalo (thank you) Krista! I love seeing your smiling face on our blog.:) I am glad you were touched by our post.
    Aloha 🙂

  37. Beth Allen Says:

    Oh my sister, we seem to be so in sync! 🙂 I was just replying to your comment on my blog and say the link to this post so had to come read it ~ literally this morning I wrote my post for the week on fears (posting tomorrow) and closed it with this quote ~ a long standing favorite of mine!

    I had never seen this beautiful video ~ thank you for sharing it. Wow! Goosebumps indeed!

    Thank you for sharing this message, Kellie ~ fears will always show up, it is up to us to process them in a way that propels us rather than paralyzes us! The only way out is through! 🙂
    .-= Beth Allen´s last blog ..Network Marketing is a Booming Profession! =-.

  38. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Aloha Beth,
    Yes, my sister, we definitely are. I felt it the first time I was on your blog.
    Thank you for playing having the courage to play Big. I am so happy you loved the video. I’m glad you found it here, it’s so beautiful.
    Your words are so true.
    Kellie 🙂

  39. Kara Grabenhorst Says:

    Great post Kellie! I have not seen this before …really love the poem and video. Such a powerful message thanks for sharing!
    .-= Kara Grabenhorst´s last blog ..What Kind of Ride Are YOU On? =-.

  40. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Hey Kara,
    So nice to see you here! I have missed you on our calls. Please visit often, I love seeing you here.
    This poem is one of my favorites. Glad you liked it.
    Kellie 🙂

  41. Mary Lou Kayser Says:

    How powerful these words: “your playing small does not serve the world.” Going after our dreams is one of the hardest things for most people. Why? Because of this line. At what point do we make that switch in our brain that we had as kids from “I can be anything!” to “I am stuck with what I have forever”?
    This post is a terrific reminder that fear does us no good, that fear actually damages the world, not enhances it. It’s like Seth Godin writes in his book Linchpin, “The Lizard-brain is always trying to bring us back to safety, to not take risks, to be afraid for self-preservation purposes.”
    We creatives must get out there and stomp on that Lizard brain and NOT play small. You remind us so well here to do just that every single day, Kellie! Thank You!
    ~Mary Lou
    .-= Mary Lou Kayser´s last blog ..Hard Work and The Power of Plastic Shoes =-.

  42. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    Thank you Mary Lou! I can feel your passion in your words. And yes, I so believe everything you said. I just did a post on Linchpin, so we are definitely on the same wavelength.
    Thank you so much for being a light for many people! We must show them the light for them to move out of the darkness.
    Kellie 🙂

  43. Debbie Hirano Says:

    Hi there Kellie. The first thing that came to mind was this song my son and daughter sang when they were in preschool. This gives me the strength to overcome my fears.

    This Little Light of Mine

    This little light of mine,
    I’m gonna let it shine
    This little light of mine,
    I’m gonna let it shine
    This little light of mine,
    I’m gonna let it shine
    Let it shine,
    Let it shine,
    Let it shine.

    Hide it under a bushel? No!
    I’m gonna let it shine
    Hide it under a bushel? No!
    I’m gonna let it shine
    Hide it under a bushel? No!
    I’m gonna let it shine
    Let it shine,
    Let it shine,
    Let it shine.

    Let it shine til Jesus comes,
    I’m gonna let it shine
    Let it shine til Jesus comes,
    I’m gonna let it shine
    Let it shine til Jesus comes,
    I’m gonna let it shine
    Let it shine,
    Let it shine,
    Let it shine.

    Thanks for sharing Kellie.



  44. Kellie Hosaka Says:

    You are so cute Debbie! Thanks for sharing your song with all of us.
    And yes, let’s all let it shine! Aloha 🙂

  45. Tinei Says:

    😀 You were very right, the video does give me goosebumps. I love the poem itself, but now that i’ve heard her recite the words…… Idk what to say but it just blows me away. Mahalo for telling me to come read this. I’m so glad that you are my mentor :), once again mahalo and aloha to you and your ohana!

    <3 Tinei

  46. Kellie Says:

    Aloha Tinei,
    I am so happy you are resonating with our posts! You are a very special person and a very special soul. We have been brought together for a bigger purpose. Thank you for being open to your greatness!
    Much love,
    Kellie 🙂

  47. Lynn Michaels Says:

    we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same”

    I love this part of the poem. It is true that the more you try to shine in your own way, you are also inspiring those around you to do the same for themselves.

    thanks kellie for this inspirational and moving post.

  48. Naomi Says:

    Hi Kellie, you are heaven sent. This is just what I need to hear. I have been struggling with work the past month and it’s just really difficult juggling between a husband, 2 kids and a new stressful job. But you are correct, we are powerful beyond measure. We are equipped with everything we need. Thank you for this encouraging and enlightening post. Bless you!

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