FEAR. A simple four letter word that surmounts to more than it can actually withstand. When asked, “What is your greatest fear?”, the typical response is usually, I am afraid of heights.
Well, I’m also afraid of heights along with other fears but that has not stopped me from skydiving 10000 ft or standing on the tip of a 233m tower in Macau. The way I see it (besides being inherently daring and crazy), you can walk out the door and an electric bike can run you over (as reference to living in Shenzhen) or better yet you can choke on your favourite cupcake (awful I know) so you might as well surrender, look down and live in the moment.
Again I ask, What is your greatest fear? Fear of the unknown, fear of not being accepted or being good enough, fear of failure! Fear leads to overthinking, worrying, anxiety, stress and it just consumes so much of your time.
With this, you have two options:
1. Let your fears control you and your state of mind by keeping you from dreaming, trying, doing and living.
2. Face and overcome your fears with an inner strength, will power and a zero f@#$s attitude.
The choice is yours. Do not let your fears decide for you.
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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others
Poem by Marianne Williamson
Shoes- Charles & Keith
Top- Local store in Shenzhen
Sometimes we have to jump, we have to leap and we even have to fall, because in doing so, our trying and persevering will not be in vain and we are able to get up, look forward and aim to new and even greater heights.
Always the short girl reaching new heights