Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Our Deepest Fear...
"It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us"
Even though I've heard this poem before, the most recent time that I heard this poem this is the line that stuck out the most to me. It made me start asking myself, what is it that I'm afraid of? Failure? No, lots of people fail. One of my favorite quotes is "I have not failed. I've Just found 10,000 ways that wont work" by Thomas Edison.
In my head I broke this line down a little bit and asked myself why would our light frighten us and not our darkness? Aren't people usually afraid of the dark? Not the same thing I know, but you never think of people being afraid of light. Don't you always hear stories about people with near death experiences going towards the light and aren't celebrities always searching for the lime light? So... if that's the case, WHY would we be afraid of our light and not our darkness?
What I came up with is darkness is where we hide. It's where excuses dominate our lives. Fear dictates what you do and what you will allow yourself to do. It is our light that allows us to shine so to speak. It's where we do the things we didn't think we could do and it's where we actually hold ourselves accountable for the things that we say we're going to do. Our Light is where excuses don't exist, it's where what we do and say does make a difference, not only in our lives but to the world. Pressure doesn't exist because you already know the outcome. You WILL shine! Being good at something is easy, being GREAT at something... well that requires you to step into the light.
JT Fact: Jeremy Thiel can build a snowman out of rain.