Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate......

Today I was watching the movie AKEELAH and the BEE - an inspirational drama, full of positivity, inspiration, encouragement .... in all it is now in the list of my favorite movies.....I have become a fan of this is just awesome.

Movie is about
Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl..

Mind blowing thought provoking quote from the movie:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are
powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. 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 automatically liberates others
" - by Marianne Williamson

When it comes to human personality it is not easy to pen it down in words but still here goes my interpretation of the above quote: Each one of us is gifted with
amazing potential that resides within us - this potential not to mention is most often buried in abyssal layers of personal fear or societal expectation or something else we do not know how to define .....we know we can do a lot in life but to accept this fact is very tough and intimidating to us because of above mentioned factors...We prefer not to dig this power back on to surface because of fear of rejection that always keeps us from doing wonderful things in life
Beautiful piece of thought - " We ask
ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" ..Yes God has made each one of us special, that is why no two people on this earth are same. He has sent each one of us on this earth with a vision. To be successful, to learn about the required vision you need to learn to be yourself, and realise who you are ..what makes you special. We all know that we do have something which makes us different from others. At the same time we need to realise that being different doesn't makes us superior from others..we need to remain humble .

We care so much about what others think or would say that we belittle our deeds to make everyone comfortable around us and to get acceptance from them at the same time.. The more we "engross ourself in our shell" the more we feel inadequate and we continue to remain o
n that dissatisfying level. Each of us becomes the light of the world in our own unique way when we become the best that we can be, being ourself is our right... and no matter what circumstances are, we can shine when we are as God wanted us to be.. By being so we unknowingly reach out to others and touch their lives in some positive way. Every positive impacts help all to shine to fullest.....

NOTE : GRE Aspirants ...need a break from this movie....learning with entertainment all in one for you....


Ranjit said...

Hey Prachi,

Just dropped by to say.. 'great job'!! .. was glancing through all your gmat blogs, until I came across these non acad ones...
nice.. keep going ! :)

Am sure the gmat blogs are helping zillions out there.. thanks for keeping it active!

Prachi Pareekh said...

Thanks Ranjit...all the best for GMAT.

Ankur said...
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Asrai said...

Thank you for sharing this. A friend shared the quote with me and I knew I remembered hearing it before she had shared with me. That was an excellent movie, BTW!

rethots said...

'twas a most pleasant movie, just watched it and could not but write out that quote.