Exploring the “truths and lies” of my childhood experience has recently challenged me to move and grow beyond the boundaries imposed by my assumptions and limiting beliefs. Knowing there is a negativity bias in the way we humans process experience, I can acknowledge how natural it was for me to integrate experience that shaped negative impressions and thus, impact my sense of the truth. So, what if I believed I was enough? What if I believed I could find my way even when I was lost? What if I believed I didn’t have to be weak to be loved? These compelling questions are windows to my truth.
“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'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.”
Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
I will continue to record compelling questions that are windows to my truth.
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