As the New Year approaches, I look again at what keeps me from fully living my dreams. This passage from Marianne Williamson’s “Return to Love” best describes my daily challenge[
“My deepest fear is not that I am inadequate. My deepest fear is that I am powerful beyond measure.
It is my light, not my darkness, that most frightens me.
I ask myself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who am I not to be? I am a child of God.
My playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so other people won’t feel insecure around me.
I am born to manifest God’s glory within me. It’s not just in some of us: it’s in everyone. And, as I let my own light shine, I unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As I am liberated from my own fear my presence automatically liberates others.”
Thank you for following your dreams and, in so doing, making the world better for all beings. Best wishes for a joyous and fulfilling New Year!