Watched the movie “Coach Carter” this week. (Three thumbs up!) In it, one of the players finally answers the question the Coach keeps inquiring of his players…What is your deepest fear?
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. 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. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
This quote can be applied to so many facets of life. Call it the February Blahs, but I’m having a hard time with sticktoitiveness these days. Feeling a bit mired in quicksand. Glad we’ve got a small vaca in the offing. Anyway, wanted to share my “find” with you all.