Yes I’m Afraid!

barely glowingI’ve made some bold moves lately and several people have wondered if I am afraid.  The question seemed strange.  “Afraid, I thought…  of what?”  Then the answer came flooding in.

Yes I’m afraid.  I’m afraid of barely glowing… I’m afraid of mediocrity.  I’m afraid of never knowing… I’m afraid of living small.

On January 22, 2008 one of my associates sent me an email that expanded my mind forever.  There was no message in the email, only a poem and this is what it said:

Our Greatest Fear by Marianne Williamson:

“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 enlighted about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

You 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.”

His email changed my perspective forever.  All he said at the end was:

“Signed Joel Kois”

Thank you my friend for an unforgettable gift.

I hope we all shine on!

Onward & Upward My Friends, Lisa

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