“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure” – Marianne williamson
Many of us are sold the lie that fear is only about personal insecurities. While this may be true in many cases, perhaps it’s not the whole story about fear.
Yes we can be scared of the dark. We can fear failure, and be petrified about being left alone.
But I would like to suggest that underneath these anxieties lies a deep-set fear of our own potential. And this potential is far greater than many of us ever dare to believe.
As Williamson continues…
“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.”
Is it time for us to admit to ourselves that fear doesn’t need to hold us back from being the person we were created to be?