“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.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. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
I want to talk about something that we all already know but, I think, we sometimes forget. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of things.
Maybe it’s just my perception but, in many respects it seems that in today’s world we find nobility in self deprecation; like, the worse we can treat ourselves, the better we are for it. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am all for a modicum of humility but I also think carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders is damaging.
I’ve struggled with self confidence before but I have tried to change this. I have tried to invest more in myself and realize just how badass I am.
I’m strong- I’ve faced my demons and beaten depression and suicide. I have come back from being broken both physically and mentally. I’m loyal and stand by by those I love in their darkest moments. Brave; I’ve moved to places where I knew no one and made something of it. I enjoy life and I’m funny. I love hearing stories and telling them. I’m creative and damn good at the things I do. I am kind and generous. I enjoy feeding people and hearing other speak. I want to know the truth of people. Most of all I am worthy.
However, this isn’t about me. We’re all lost in this shit but the countdown of life is too short to not have faith in yourself. because, in the end, people come and go and all you have left is who you are. Take stock of yourself. Look at where you are, where you’ve been and where you are going. Realize just how amazing you are.