Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our deepest fear

So many of us aren't living our life to the fullest.
I'm lying in bed writing this, and it's not even 3 in the afternoon, so I'm definitely not living life to the fullest ... (although I'm thoroughly enjoying it at the moment ;))
But what is it that's holding us back?
Wanting to find out could be a great reason to follow a greytogreen workshop.

The poem below I've copied from the greytogreen workbook. It's so beautiful and so true that I wanted to post it on my blog.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It's 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 Life. 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 Life 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 fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

A poem by Marianne Williamson, slightly modified, from the book "A Return to Love"

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