What is your deepest fear?
We all have fears. Are you letting your fears hold you back from fully enjoying life, from getting what you want in life?
Ever since I heard it, I’ve loved “Our Deepest Fear.” It was presented as a short poem in the movie “Akeelah and the Bee.” It actually came from the book “A Return to Love,” by 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.”
Take a few minutes and think about it. What fears do you have? How are your fears impacting your life?
“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” — Louis E. Boone