Can you sincerely answer that question? If you were being honest in your answer, you would see that it’s beyond what your brain might come up with. What are you afraid of or more commonly put, what is your deepest fear? Take a few seconds to actually think about this. If you eventually come up with something, we would see that it isn’t at all what most of us might think. The conditioned mind could so readily come up with things like “not making it in life, not being a good enough spouse or parent, not being successful, not being good enough, not making heaven, being a failure in life…” so on and so forth. Like little kids back in school, having an idea of the answer the teacher is seeking, yet keeping it to ourselves instead, looking around and waiting for someone else to say something. Only then would we feel comfortable enough to say something, eventually possibly copying what the other has said, hence, making us less original.
The world has given us an example of what our fears should be, and we have accepted it, nurtured it, and even propagated it. What else can we expect when the majority is scared of what still the majority might think of us? Now we have grown with those “fears” conditioned in our minds and this shouldn’t be. Why do you fear in the first place? Why have you chosen to believe the lie that you are not good enough, or not intelligent enough, or not beautiful or handsome enough as the case may be, or that you simply aren’t enough? For some of us, the sad truth is that other people’s lives, opinions, and acts have become our S.I unit for living. The irony is that in trying so hard not to make our lives turn out according to those fears, we sadly unconsciously steer our ship on that course.
By my own understanding and opinion, we are created by God and from God, meaning we are beautiful, perfect, and enough. What are you afraid of? We are more than meets the eye. We are more than our hair, lips, legs, skin colour, tribe, or race…for those are just genetic manifestations. We are beautiful souls with abundant life capable of anything we can imagine. We are creators. We are of God, from God, and Gods. Why then do we limit ourselves to just one aspect of us, being our bodies? Why then have we conditioned our greater selves to be contained by the world and its “must-have” limitations? Our cores are of God, creation, perfection, and love. Why then do we live from without inwards, when it should be within outwards? Why do we fear our own unlimited capacity?
You are beautiful, intelligent, smart, blessed, creative, highly lovable and so much more. All you have to do to begin to harness this is to look within and stop looking at ourselves in the world’s broken mirror. Majority of us still have our lives shaped by the opinions of others. Wake up already and be your own person! Do not be afraid to live to your full capacity which is unlimited!
Marianne Williamson put it so beautifully when she said…
“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 is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not 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 is not just in some of us, it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
So I’d like to remind you to stop being afraid of who you really are, stop being afraid of truly living your dreams. Stop being afraid of letting yourself feel totally beautiful and alive cause there is no enlightenment or fulfillment in being otherwise. Embrace the light within and quit being afraid to shine!