Fear a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil,pain, etc., whether the threat
is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
Ever asked your self, what is your greatest fear? I received a lot of answers towards this question, some say God, some to loose a loved one, some death, some sin, some failures etc. Every body has their own fear and they vary from each person. Most of the things we fear don’t even come to pass and others don’t exist we simply make them in our minds.
Well I read this words from Marianne Williamson and she has a different perspective of people’s fear.
“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.” Marianne Williamson.
Coming to think of it, how many times have you questioned your self after something good happening to you, how many times did you cut yourself short from good things just because you are afraid of what people will say or what your friends will think of. This to most part has led to failures of most people.
Some got too scared to even try out new things. They say the risk takers are the most successful people in this world, and its true. We take risks everyday, think of the fact that you ride a car or take a bus in moving from one place to the other, think about food you eat in different places apart from your home, think about giving your heat to someone you don’t even know, you just met few months ago. Then if we take such risks everyday why then can’t you take a risk to change your life?