March 30, 2010

Heck, if I’ve got to have a fear, it might as well be that I’m overconfident. It goes a lot further than being paralyzed into inaction.

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I finally got to sleep at about 3:30 this morning when I confessed my irrational fears to my husband.

Sometimes it’s easier and faster to ask someone else to tell me what I already know, especially when battling sleep deprivation.

It’s also enlightening to look back and ponder.  Where did that come from?  Why couldn’t I shake it alone?

My fear is that I’m actually inadequate but that I think I’m not — which is my own funky twist on Marianne Williamson’s famous quote.

“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 is not just in some of us; it is 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.”

A Return to Love – Marianne Williamson

See, I believe this.  And every once in a while, I wonder if I’m deluding myself and no-one wants to be the one to tell me.

Yes, I’m laughing out loud right now.

Heck, if I’ve got to have a fear, it might as well be that I’m overconfident.  It goes a lot further than being paralyzed into inaction.

Now, if I get to choose, I’d rather be appropriately confident, mixed with aware, humble and conscientious.  That sounds tasty.

Gotta go.  I’ve got a phone call to make.

Significantly,

Susan Scot Fry

Update… And, I was beat to the punch.  Before I could dial, my phone rang.  Hmmmm….

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