What is your deepest fear?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Harder than I thought..?

Is it just me or it is hard to actually blog... perhaps I have not yet understood clearly the whole point. I have not updated this since I started it in October last year.. not even had a chance to introduce meself! :( sad but true.

I was a bit more inspired to write out one when I read an OB (schoolmate) blog and he was talking about old days in school. Very interesting account that brought feelings of nostalgia.

Perhaps for today i can ponder on why I named the blog "What is your deepest fear?" I started with my masters programme in September and it was hard for me especially with adujsting to being in a new environment and new people and new weather.. EVERYTHING was new. I would not have minded one at a go. ALL was a bit much.

But back to the title... first heard it from the movie Coach Carter with Samuel Jackson and I was really moved by this part. It is an excerpt from a book by a Marianne Williamson. You can visit her website here. I decided to make this my kind of doctrine for the entire duration of my masters study. This is the text..

'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 doesn't 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 subconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.