Living Love And The Human Potential For Greatness
Marianne Williamson's quote about our deepest fear is one that has stuck with me since the first day I read it and is one I site on a regular basis:
"It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. 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 and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. 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."
Don't let the mention of God distract you from the true goodness that comes from that if you tend to shy away from any religious affiliation. Totally cool. Feel free to replace that word with whatever makes you feel comfortable. I like to use "Universe.”
We all have this immense potential for greatness. Yes, each and everyone of us. The keyword in this is "potential." Until you use your unique gifts, until you unleash the beast within, this is just potential; something that could be. Your playing small does not serve the world.
Say this one with me: "My playing small does not serve the world."
One more time for good measure: "My playing small does not serve the world."
I'm going to butcher this quote since I can't quite remember where I read it but it goes along the lines of this. We ultimately have two choices in how we live our life: from fear or from love.
When we live from fear, we pull back from life. When we live from Love, we step into and embrace life.
This is very much of an internal struggle for me so if this hits home for you know you are not alone.
The important thing to remember is that this is a choice we get to make not some predetermined reality.
I'm choosing to live from Love so that I can show up each and every day and accomplish the goals I have set for myself. It isn't always easy, but it's always a choice.
You too get to make the same choice.
I believe that there is greatness within all of us. We're all here to contribute something to the Universe and I'm finding that this contribution manifests either positively or negatively depending on the person's choice of fear or love. The only way that your true greatness will be positive is if you choose to live from a place of Love.
We all have the potential to create something amazing during our time on Earth. It sounds trite but the only limitations to what we can accomplish are the ones we set ourselves. Choosing Love is the only way we'll be able to step into the challenges we face and unleash the full potential of what makes us beautiful, powerful, and great.
Don't be afraid. Step into life. Never be afraid of Love. I've heard it's all you need.
Be great. Stay awesome.