I came across this marvelous gem the other day. Counterintuitive indeed. Yet so real.
As I train for my next big adventure, the BigFoot 200 mile run in August (having recently completed another adventure of running 100 miles) I am spending more time on the mental aspect of training than the physical.
From daily cold showers to breathing routines (thanks in part to Wim Hof), I find the mental training to be fascinating. Put yourself in a cold shower and you are instantly confronted with your true fears.
Try thinking about what’s on your mind while holding your breath for two minutes. You cannot. You can only focus on survival. What surfaces are you true fears. What I am finding about myself is a sense of inadequacy.
No matter how many businesses I have started (and sold), races I have run or other achievements in life, there is still a sense of not being good enough. Perhaps I can finally, and truly destroy that falsehood.
So maybe the thought of running 200 miles around Mount St. Helens in August is not what is on my mind. But rather what the light may expose along the journey to get there?
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.
You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.
There is no more powerful motivation than to feel we’re being used in the creation of a world where love has healed all wounds.
We are no longer ambitious for ourselves, but are rather inspired by the vision of a healed world. Inspiration rearranges our energies. It sources within us a new powerand direction.