“Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.” ― Will Smith
How often do we really DREAM? How big do we dare to dream? What is holding us back from dreaming as big as we really could? Marianne Williamson put it beautifully:
“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, handsome, 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 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 within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
How true this is. Who are you NOT to believe that you are incredible and amazing? What makes you so special that you AREN’T special? Hello?
It’s been said that something needs to be repeated 5x before we remember it. God had to break this down to me for me to understand – I was thinking that I personally was exempt from being special or a possible true recipient of all He has for me. A part of me wanted to believe .. but a larger part of me was afraid to shine. So cool how He broke it down for me – I believe that when you twist the verbiage of some things it can open your mind to seeing the truth within a statement or situation. Perspective is huge!
Today’s dare: Dare to dream. Reread Marianne Williamson’s poem. Maybe print it out? Do you have a journal of thoughts yet? Jot down what you might dare to dream. No matter how big or outlandish. This is for you, and you alone. Don’t worry about the thoughts of others – it isn’t their life, anyway, it’s yours! 😉
“There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”