Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What are you afraid of?

Yesterday I wrote about social anxiety. I shared the fact that it is the fastest growing disorder in America. Today, I want you to think about what you are most afraid of. If you are comfortable sharing, tell the readers of this blog what it is that really scares you.

Nelson Mandela quoted Marianne Williamson in his '94 presidential inauguration:

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? 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 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.” ~ Marianne Williamson ('92 Return to Love).


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