Let your Light Shine
“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.
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 were all meant to shine, as children do.
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.”
We all have fears, that is natural, its how we deal with those fears that will determine which direction our life can and will take. Fear can paralyze us in many ways, from stopping us from doing something different, being ourselves, standing out in the crowd, living life. We fear what people think of us and what we do, we fear death, we fear living, we fear getting sick, some fear success.
How do we over come these fears? Stand up to your fears. Find the courage within your heart, mind and spirit to over come your fears. We can’t live our lives with constant fear of what might happen. Lets take the bull by the horns and run, we can’t live fearing, we need to live with courage, determination, joy and happiness.
We are alive to live, to live our lives to the fullest, we have bumps of fear on our life paths, these bumps are to help us to learn what is truly important to us.
I firmly believe we should be living each day as if it was our last, why must we wait until we are told, we only have days, weeks or even just months to live to start enjoying our lives. Our fear comes from self doubt. The only way we can over come this is to take our self doubt and kick it in the arse and boot it into space, and lead lives full, exciting and yes we are still going to have times of lessons we don’t want to learn.
I have come to see that our lives are never going to be static, even if we wish for the world to just stop for a minute. We can make the decision to slow it down for ourselves, but that is an individuals decision. I made the decision to slow my life down and enjoy the process of writing my novels, blogs and doing the required research, not race around swimming every day, like I did in 2015 and 2016 when I was so wrapped up in swimming from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island (19.7km of open water). Take the time to see where in your life you might need to slow things down, release the self doubt to space and live the life you want.
Until next time, enjoy your time, and give fear the kick up the arse it needs to send it into space, and get on with living.