Our Deepest Fear
by Marianne Williamson
from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
“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.”
I want to live my life and stop using my weight as an excuse not to.
I'm eating clean and being realistic. This is my life! And I'm going to enjoy it!
For most of my life, enjoying myself meant eating what I wanted and as much as I wanted and watching as much TV and movies as I could find. Now, enjoying myself is so much more! It's still eating what I want and as much as I want, but what I want now and how much I want now has changed. I don't want to eat a whole pizza anymore. I don't want to eat 2 boxes of mac 'N cheese anymore. I want to eat food that will make me feel good! (And it tastes better too!!)
I learned last year that nutrition is 85% - 90% of the battle in getting healthy. Can you believe that?? 85-90%?!? I always thought that if I killed myself exercising, I could eat whatever I wanted. That may have been true when I was in high school, but seriously, there are things I want to do in this body that I can't for now because my body doesn't have the right fuel to burn to do it! And that's getting fixed immediately!
For a long time I've used my weight as a shield against the world. I exiled myself from life. But I've made peace with the decisions I've made in life so far, whether they were right or wrong, and now I'm deciding to live differently. I'm comfortable enough in who I am to be able to tell anyone, even people I love, that comments they make hurt me, and because of that, I'm more open with people about everything. If anyone is looking for someone to talk to who won't BS you about the topic, I'm here.
| Pounds lost: 110.6
I love reading your mantras, what a great inspiration to get you through the day, thank you for sharing them with us.
I hope you have a wonderful day and you discover something new each and every day this week, no matter how small!
1141 days ago
Hello, I do hope everything is going well for you. (Took me 3 tries to type that, kept spelling "everything" wrong, almost changed it to "all" :D) Keep moving foward, never look back..unless you've dropped something of course.
Have a great weekend!
1145 days ago
Good morning, I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend and am back up and running! Enjoy the day and never let anything stop you, take that strength you have and fight right through every wall to reach that goal
Have a BEAUTIFUL week and have fun, that's what lifes about, the fun times!
1149 days ago
Good afternoon, I hope you find this day to be exciting, filled with the joys of life and love. Have a wonderful day, and if you need anything, I'm just a button click away. :D
Have a beautiful day!
1154 days ago
Hellooooooooo lady pants! How are you doing?? I am back on Spark (yes AGAIN) and working my program. Going well so far. I wanted to stop by and say hi and see how you're doing! xxx Me (P.S. Miss y'all!!)
1166 days ago