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, handsome, 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 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 within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
~ Marianne Williamson A Return To Love
How many times have we gotten up for the day not knowing if we are up to the challenge? There have been innumerable moments in my life that my own adequacy has been called into question. I have been fortunate that in my life there are special people in my life that help to buoy my flagging spirits when I’ve needed them the most. Sometimes digging deeper into my very being has helped me to overcome obstacles that just prior had seemed insurmountable. It is often easier to look at others to see the good in them and to hold them up to a higher standard than to become that higher standard in our own lives. The question of who our heroes are and why they are not ourselves should be asked.
The documentary “Finding Joe” is a great film that hopefully helps us to find our inner hero and to become better people. I want that in my life and I want that for you as well.
Check out the video and let me know what you think.