Our Deepest Fear

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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 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 other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Excerpt from
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles
by Marianne Williamson

Taking Risks

“When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

                                     Red Rock Canyon 

The biggest risk we can take is playing it safe and settling for less than we deserve.  Eventually, we lose touch with our true selves and the ability to create healthy boundaries which protect, nourish and sustain our authenticity.

” Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.  You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”        Eleanor Roosevelt


A revolutionary first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most outspoken women to live in the White House. While she’s had her share of critics, most agree that she was a great humanitarian who dedicated much of her life to fighting for political and social change.

Live Life

Rule #1 in life. Do what makes YOU happy. ~Unknown

I still remember the exuberant feelings attending a fair or amusement park. The fear of heights had often prevented me from riding any ride aside from the Merry-Go-Round and then not without a seat belt! One day I decided to face my fear head on! The feeling of my fears being released as I screamed and laughed was priceless. It is uplifting and empowering to overcome the fear which prevents you from living a full life. When faced with challenges everyday I often have to remind myself of the young girl who road the roller coaster in the front seat for the first time! Channeling those memories renews my spirit and reminds me that confronting difficulties can open doors to other opportunities of which I might have missed otherwise.

Live life, face your fears head on!

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Life is short, live it.
Love is rare, grab it.
Anger is bad, dump it.
Fear is awful, face it.
Memories are sweet, cherish them.
~Unknown