Thursday, April 03, 2008

What we fear

In my Spirituality and Healing group we're talking about accepting our feelings and selves for what they are. By doing this, we hope to achieve mindfulness and happiness. Anyways, one of the quotes we were looking at today said that people's deepest fear is not of being inadequate, but of being powerful. That we're afraid to shine our light upon those around us.

It is true that I've long held a fantasy where someone comes up to me and says, "we've been watching you. You're very special and we want to give you riches and make you all-powerful." But that doesn't really come from a deep-seated fear of my own power. No, one of my deepest fears is that I will be found inadequate - that I will be found out as someone who is not as good at things as I think I am. I don't think I'm alone in this fear, either.

Fortunately for me it doesn't come up too often as I have another voice that says that I'm exactly as good as I think I am :)


Darling Jee said...

It's good that you listen to that other voice :) I have trouble listening to mine. I think because there are so many others!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to read that you have a 'voice of reason', Chantelle! Sounds like that session was not advanced enough for you!

On the advice of a shrink, I try to remind myself every day of my worth in the universe, but I don't always listen.