Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fear...Inadequacy

Boo wouldn't sleep from about midnight until 4:30am. So, I'm reading some amazing, beautiful blogs by people who inspire me, make me laugh, bring tears. There are millions out there. Talent. I believe. Then, it brings to front personal inadequacies. Why does that happen at all? To see someone else's life and think it's extra-ordinary, and then feel that my own is ordinary. Boring. I feel it. But I'm going to continue anyway... I believe this:

"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's 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're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Marianne Williamson

In a book I'm reading, the auther Brenda Ueland says: "remember these two things: you are talented and you are original. Be sure of that. I say this because self-trust is one of the very most important things...."

1 comment:

Mica-pooky said...

Of course Satan will tell you you are inadequate because of how amazing you really are my Chelsy!! Thanks for being my inspiration, my example of peacemaking, friendship a great sister to me and mom to your kids! Love you!