My fear was not of failing, my fear was of being beautiful, talented, successful

This passage written by Marianne Williamson has had such a profound impact on my life.

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It made me realise that my fear was not of failure….. I was used to that. My greatest fear was of being beautiful, talented, successful. I was so scared of stepping into my power and owning my light that I sabotaged myself constantly.
It wasn’t until my addiction forced me to my knees and I experienced the lowest point of my life that I realised that taking responsibility and owning up was so much harder than remaining stuck in the problem, waiting for others to save or rescue me.
Today I choose to stand up and show up for myself, I choose to own my power. It isn’t always easy but it is always worth it.

Here is the full text by Marianne Williamson:
“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.”

Wishing us all strength and courage to stand up and be the very best versio of ourselves we can be.

xxx Karen

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