Recently I started keeping a dry erase board on my refrigerator to leave motivational words and wisdom for myself throughout the week. At first I was not sure what to put until my girlfriend suggested a poem that she says her her mother enjoys. The poem is entitled Our Greatest Fear, written by Marianne Williamson. Though I wasn’t able to jot down every line of this piece, I did at least write down the last two lines, which stuck out to me. Those lines read, “As we are liberated from our own fear,/ our presence automatically frees others”.
The best thing about facing a fear; a scary situation, is no longer feeling like you have a chain restricting you or a wall blocking you from going beyond and yonder. To me the second best thing about conquering a fear or at least coming at it, is when someone else can take something good from your actions.
Despite your knees feeling like jello and your heart drumming fast(been there), you give that speech before an audiences. Perhaps you’re bashful about asking your crush out on a date, but through your uncertainty you just go for it. Maybe you’re going to face persecution for your beliefs, but you go on believing and preaching anyway. Believe it or not an observer may have the same fears you have, or at least something on an equal scale. Seeing you go toe to toe with your giant gets the observer the thinking, If this person before me can work up the heart to do this, then surely I can face my own fears.
By facing your fears you’re not just doing a service to yourself, but you’re doing a service to others.
Thank you for reading, and God Bless!