I just watched The Incredibles. It’s really one of my favorite movies. Every time I watch it. I can relate to it in so many ways.
It reminded me of a quote 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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
I really believe this. Everyone is meant to be incredible, and live extraordinary lives. But for some reason, many times we hold back. We give less than 100% of our hearts to our endeavors. And because of this, we end up living a lot less than extraordinary. We become ordinary.
Mediocrity starts in the heart. Unfortunately whatever’s in our hearts gets magnified in the fruit of our lives. So a little mediocrity in our hearts translates to very ordinary lives… a lot less than what we could be.
I don’t want to be preachy. Everyone wants to fit in. So do I. But if fitting in means holding back and downplaying my talents… then I don’t want it.
True fulfillment is in giving your all, in spending yourself for something worth it.
Questions for you: What causes you to hold back? What would you do if you were brave?
- Our Deepest Fear (mightyinspiration.wordpress.com)
- We are all meant to shine (unconsciousstates.wordpress.com)
- Fear not (finallygettingdowntobrasstacks.wordpress.com)