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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.”
–Marianne Williamson

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

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“A man’s doubts and fears are his worst enemies.” –William Wrigley

“So let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

Guy Finley on the Essentials of Fearless Living

“There are only two forces that unite men – fear and interest.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte

“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.” — Eric Hoffer

“Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.” — Arthur Somers Roche

“The wise man in the storm prays God not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Every time I start a picture … I feel the same fear, the same self-doubts … and I have only one source on which I can draw, because it comes from within me.” –Federico Fellini

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