What are you willing to receive this year?
Who are you willing to be this year?
How big are you willing to be this year?
How much of a difference are you willing to make?
How different are you willing to be?
My favourite piece of writing is still Marianne Williamson’s, from her book “A Return to Love”:
“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.”
And as we go into a new year, I find myself reminded of Jana Stanfield’s sweet song “If I Had No Fear”, and particularly the lines:
“There’s someone in my mirror
Whose voice keeps getting clearer
Asking: what would I do this year
If I had no fear?”
What will YOU do this year?
Go on – set aside your fear and make a commitment in the comments …