“Any voice that you have that attacks you is not your highest self” - @elizabeth_gilbert_writer
I have often said to people, I don’t need to worry about haters, I am my own worst critic! But when I really reflect on Elizabeth’s words, I’m so challenged that over the years I’ve not been my own greatest fan. I really am the major culprit when it comes to slashing my hopes and desires.
What would be the harm in believing I am great? Even if it was a delusion of grandeur, the ignorance would be bliss. Take your humility, marry it to pride, believe in the depth of your soul that you ARE great and let it serve others....
“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.”