My favorite quote (or reminder as I like to think of them)...

“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 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.” (Marianne Williamson - A Return to Love)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Love vs Fear

"If fear is only in our heads, than what are we so afraid of?" ~ Natasha Bedingfield

I've spent a great deal of time in the last 15 years working on my authentic self and one of my greatest lessons has been that all actions, thoughts, words, etc. come from one of two places -- Love or Fear. Note the use of the word "or". While sure one can coincide with the other, it really is one OR the other that wins out.

One of my all-time, EVER, favorite songs is called "Happy" by Natasha Bedingfield (click on Happy to hear it and see the words). Never has a song resonated so loudly in my heart. I simply love it. There are quite a few songs that move me and my heart is tied to it because it reminds me of my daughters, my nieces/nephews, sisters, mom, hubby, friends, etc. but this song is mine! And what is ironic about it is that it tells a story about my "old" life. I don't have these troubles or woes anymore, but without fail being happy is a lifelong quest I have. And I do have SO many reasons to be happy!

My favorite line from the song is the quote above. I think of it often and wonder if that is right, and I believe that it is, why do we fear so many of the things we do if fear is all in our heads? Now, I really don't care what you say here, cuz I am NOT going in the water. Fear may be in my head, but the sharks/fish are still in the water. Even so, I get that it is still in my head.

I think about that often. I think about what makes people tick and do what they do and I identify their fear or love. If you've not read The Mastery of Love (a VERY quick read), you must do this for yourself. For you too will discover your own fears and loves and in doing so, you'll discover why others do what they do, and in the knowing, you can be happy because you don't own their fear.

Having said that, you could be part of their love.

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