Akeelah and the Bee Quote

I was watching Akeelah and the Bee with my kids the other day. I was inspired by the interchange between Akeelah and Dr. Larabee.

Akeelah: [quoting Marianne Williamson] 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.
Dr. Larabee: Does that mean anything to you?
Akeelah: I don’t know.
Dr. Larabee: It’s written in plain English. What does it mean?
Akeelah: That I’m not supposed to be afraid?
Dr. Larabee: Afraid of what?
Akeelah: Afraid of… me?

What is it that causes fear? Why do we hold back? Why are we content to be average? Why are we scared of being wonderful?

Please Heavenly Father, let me live up to the potential that Thou has in store for me…


  1. those qoute realy mean something and it very inspiring and it has make me realise that in life you have to be your self and not to be afraid of who you realy are

  2. Tom Koker says:

    These quotes are really inspiring! xx

  3. Benedicta Frema says:

    The quote is inspiring .I have come to realize I need to be who I am,that I am indeed powerful beyond measure.