Saturday, May 19, 2012

Thought-Shifting: Fear




Marianne Williamson, an eminently quotable woman, said:


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.
  

created by MeriMagic on Polyvore.com


Fear can incite paralysis.


It can drown your dreams.


Like those chattering gremlins in your head

(the ones that make you feel worthless or stupid

and tell you your idea would never work)

fear can make your light flicker.


But here's the thing:

fear is just a thought.

You created it.

You can choose to rethink it,

to do things differently,

to acknowledge the wisdom the fear is concealing

and double-check to make sure your foundation is solid.


And then

LEAP.



What would happen if, just for today, you stepped into your power?
Acted as if nothing could stop you?
Took your dreams seriously?

Stop playing small.
Shine your radiant light so the darkness in the world diminishes.


8 comments:

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

BEAUTIFUL !!!!!! Thank you very much.
Have a great day.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Wonderful post.

Darryl and Ruth :)

~JarieLyn~ said...

Wonderful post and words that came at just the right time for me.

Madge Bloom said...

Interesting post and collage... Sorry I been so quiet these last couple weeks, I’ve been really ill (now finally diagnosed with Whooping Cough even though I was immunized) and have had another very rough week.

Kamana said...

his is very inspiring, thanks meri!

Cynthia Eloise said...

very inspiring. my therapist use to say the same think about guilt. we choose to feel it no one makes us. i never thought about fear in that same sense.

kendalee said...

I love this collage. And a great reminder for me right now, thank you. Paralysing fear is lurking...

Kim Mailhot said...

I love how you digie art and this wonderful piece of writing come together here. I am inspired to leap, even if it is just a little one ! ;-)
Happy Leap Day !