How often do we play it safe to protect ourselves from being hurt again?
In our creativity?
In our friendships?
In our families?
One of my favourite poems is from a magnificent lady ‘Marianne Williamson.’ I put it in my first capture book and have been drawn to it many times since. It is profound.
“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 does not serve the world. There is 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 unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
You were created to shine.
You were creative to thrive.
Playing it safe, will never inspire another to step out of the boats that contain them.
Playing it safe, will never enable the dreams deep within your heart to burst open.
Playing it safe, never encouraged another to live beyond their limits.
Sail out of the harbour dear friend.
That is what you were created for.