“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, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”
When we are feeling stuck and dissatisfied with our lives it is so easy to blame circumstances outside of ourselves. Each time we do it, we give up responsibility for our own lives. Making others responsible for our misfortunes, doesn’t put us in a position of power. It is so much harder to create a real change, if we expect others to remove the obstacles for us.
The truth is, every minute, we are making choices that influence the outcomes of our lives. Sometimes the choice is to stay silent, rather than speak up, when we are being mistreated. Other time, the choice is to sleep in, rather than work out in the morning. We get to choose what we focus on, and how we perceive the events in our lives. To accept that we are absolutely, completely responsible for how we live our lives, is very scary. It implies limitless possibilities, but also comes with the burden of responsibility.
Perhaps this is the reason why change is so difficult sometimes. We are afraid to accept how powerful we are. We may have spent our lives being told the exact opposite. We may have been programed to believe, that there are limits to what we can do. Going against this programing takes effort. Making that effort, means turning off the default mode and taking control. This is the choice we can make very day. A choice to open to new possibilities and a choice to go against our conditioning.