Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Posted by: Sue Atkins
I’ve been working with a wonderful group of super kids aged between 7 – 11 in a local primary school for the last 8 weeks for 45 minutes each week running my After School Club “Confidence Classes for Kids.”
We have had great fun creating our One Page Profile Posters – where the children looked at celebrating their talents, strengths and achievements from learning to ice skate at Hampton Court, to overcoming their shyness and fear of public speaking by reading out their own hand written poem in a whole school assembly.
I felt very moved when they brought back their hand written postcards from their Mums, Dads, Grans and Granddads and shared what their families had written about them. I had asked the members of their family to write about what they loved, respected and admired about each child. Looking at the smiles on their faces as they shared these golden moments with our special little group was indeed a magic moment in their lives and mine. I have been very proud watching the children’s confidence bloom and blossom over the last few weeks.
We had loads of fun, singing, dancing, laughing and learning my simple strategies, empowering techniques and positive mindsets to help them value, respect and acknowledge their greatness.
On a day when the world celebrated the passing of Nelson Mandela in South Africa his inaugural address sprung to mind based on the powerful words of Marianne Williamson.
“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. 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. 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.
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.”
I am passionate about giving the gift of self esteem to all the children I am honoured to work with.
To find out more about how I can work with your child at a family workshop click here or to arrange a 1-2-1 bespoke family workshop at a time that suits you call me on 01342 833355 or email me at sue@TheSueAtkins.com