It’s Not My Fault You’re So Insecure

Serena: Just get over it, Blair.

Blair: Excuse me?

Serena: My whole life I have been bending over backwards to protect your feelings. And you know what? It’s not my fault you’re so insecure.

Blair: And I’m sure it’s not your fault you’re so conceited.

Serena: I’m just tired of trying to hold myself back so I don’t outshine you.

Blair: Oh my gosh. Can you hear the words that are coming out of your mouth?

Serena: It’s just the truth. From now on, I’m going to be who I am. And if you can support that and not be threatened and competitive, then great. If not…

– Gossip Girl

Our Deepest Fear

“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.”

― Marianne Williamson,
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”