It amazes me how many times I have chosen not to do something out of fear. Yet when I go ahead and do it, it’s one of the most meaningful things I’ve ever done. Over the years I have begun to recognize this pattern and have shifted things around; challenging myself to “go for it”. Thinking in this way gives me a sense of freedom to express the real person God created me to be. How do I know this? My heart tells me so.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. . . . 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

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