Today I’m thinking about fear, and all the wondrous things it holds us back from. Since I’m kicking my own booty over the fear factor, I’ll be inclusive and kick yours too.
I’m a giver like that. 🙂
Awhile back, I bought a book by Marianne Williamson called “A Return To Love” after I watched this Super Soul Sunday interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Williamson says, “Enlightenment is the unlearning of fear.” I’d agree with that.
So often, we’re afraid to reach for “more” and it’s senseless. Truly, it makes no sense not to reach for the stars. It’s not like you being more will make someone else less. But we worry that it will…or that we won’t…or that we can’t…
I like the way Ms. Williamson puts it:
“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?
…Star in your own life. Be the most of who you can be. It will help lift up the others in your life to be the most that they can be.
In the interview below, she explains the difference between magic and miracles:
Magic is when you use your mind to tell the universe what you want. Miracles are when you ask the universe what it wants and how you can serve it.
Williamson’s message really hits home. I needed this reminder as I embark on some final drafts of my book before I start the beta reading and querying process. (Please let me know if any of you want in on that.
And the question I’ll add to the discussion:
Who do we think we are, not to stretch and grow and create with everything we’ve got dancing in our souls? Overcome that fear and reach for your dreams. You are the only person who can really make your dreams happen.
We wouldn’t have been given the yearning to create and shine if the words and ideas weren’t inside of us, waiting to be born. [Birth them, people! Birth them.]
Do you have a problem with fear? Is it fear of success, fear of failure, or both? Are you starring in your own life? Why or why not? Enquiring minds want to hear ALL about it down in the comments!