We are afraid, you and I, of the dark and the light.
We're scared shitless to take our power back because that would mean taking responsibility for the lessons we are here to learn; and even more afraid to face dark shadows that lurk in unswept corners. What if we live our whole lives without truly beingseen for all that we are? What if eyes gaze upon all that we feel we're not?
Afraid of questions; afraid of answers.
"Who are you to be great?" is all we ever hear. So we numb ourselves with addictions like sugar and porn and social media; sometimes even jobs, or coffee or lust. We keep texting instead of calling, terrified of being asked "How's it going?” "Busy!" We would say, as if it describes the landscape of our internal worth. We want to say lonely and sad and afraid. But we trip on the words and settle for safe.
We are fearful of judgement, especially our own.
We're afraid to claim healthy boundaries for fear of not being liked, even though we know saying "no" is an act of self-love.
Afraid of gaining weight; afraid of being poor lovers, and terrible cooks.
Afraid we can't provide for ourselves as we continue to sell out to jobs that have limited capacity for what it takes to transform.
We are afraid to enter the arena and be laughed at. What if we don't belong? What if they call us a fraud? What if we share our hearts and they say we are weak? What if we feel too much and they say the word sensitive? Afraid to have our feelings hurt; to try and to fail.
We crave to be anyone but who we are because we fear we are enough.
We're afraid, you and I, of our brilliance.
We are terrified to surrender to our magnificence, to acknowledge that we have a spark within us, waiting to be ignited.
What if we were good enough now, just as we are?
What if we could face our lessons head on and overcome limiting beliefs?
What if our life was meant to be broken so we could put it back together again?
What if we had the key to set ourself free?
All we have to do, is start.