Our Strongest Fears
As ordinary individuals, we all have fears, and fears can vary from one person to another, as well as from one fear to another. Yet the human mind wonders, which of those fears are the strongest? which of those fears will define us? and above all, which of those fears will break us?
To put this straight, all fears are meant to either break us or make us. It is just up to us, it is up to how do we interpret them, how do we define them, and how can we incorporate them into our lives.
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” ~ J.K Rowling
The quote above implies that we are lead by our decisions, not by the fear of what are we capable of doing. What we contribute towards those decisions, is what shapes the confrontation between us, and between our deepest fears.
As humans, what do we fear the most? It is definitely not the paranormal activities and everything that revolves around that, it is not the fear of losing something. Those kind of fears are common among people. However, the fear that will hold us down, and will not allow us to achieve what we want, and become the person that we are meant to be, is the fear of how powerful we are.
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? 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. ~ Marianne Williamson
We all have that will, the will to achieve something in life, we all have the courage to dream, we all have the ability to plan what do we want to be 5 or 10 years from now. Yet, how many of us take the initiatives and start walking towards whatever it is that they set their minds to? Most people spend their lives scared, scared of becoming the person they are meant to be. They fear their future selves, for so many reasons, such as: What if I become the person I am meant to be and not be able to keep up with it? What if I disappoint people? disappoint myself? What if I am heading towards the wrong direction?
But those are not the questions that you should be thinking about, you should be thinking about “What happens if I don’t try?” You are meant to make mistakes, you are meant to disappoint a lot of people, above all, you are meant to disappoint yourself, otherwise, how do you think you are going to grow and learn? Taking the initiative steps could be quite difficult sometimes, it involves a lot of hesitation, a lot of consideration, and a lot of worrying.
If we keep living in an undetermined way, trying to go with the flow, sitting and waiting to see what life will throw at us, we may never achieve what we want, and we may never shine as we are meant to be. God is willing to help you, but at the same time, God asked us to put a lot of efforts into what we want, God encouraged us to earn what we want. Nothing is meant to be handed to you in a golden plate, either you earn it, or you don’t. So, get up, that’s all you need. Get up, get up and unfold everything that you want to achieve, ask for help, if you feel unmotivated, then ask for motivation, find the ambition that is sinking deeper and deeper in time. If you don’t manage to catch it the soonest, it might as well sink within you and die forever. Keep in mind that, just because it has sunk in within you, does not mean that you will be able to find it anytime soon. Us, humans, from the inside, we are like a huge ocean, a space, a box that could be as dark as we make it, or as bright as we desire.
My question to you is that, what kind of person are you? Are you the kind of person who is willing to build his/her own ship, and prepare to set sail, not knowing what the ocean is going to throw at you? Prepared to fail, sink, build another ship, and get back stronger than before? Or are you the kind of person who is going to be standing there among other people, waiting for a ship that has already sunk, and will never show up?
Thanks all for reading. Just keep on living.