Overcoming Fear

I overcome my fear to go into the darkness,
because I know I am a light here to shine in the darkness,
and the dark is afraid of the light....
this I know....

The light has no reason to fear the darkness,
the darkness cannot hurt nor penetrate the light,
the light penetrates the darkness,
it illuminates and confounds the night....

Sometimes I fear my own light
because I forget that the light is more powerful than the dark,
Sometimes I do not want to shine because I am too lazy,
Sometimes I just feel weak wanting to be a coward hiding in the shadows....

Sometimes I just want to be a demon without divine appointment,
Sometimes I just want to be a demon without a job of light,
Sometimes I just want to be without responsibility you know,
but God gave me a little light to shine and with that came responsibility in my hands towards myself and others...

A responsibility to GOD I wish I sometimes did not have,
Having a little light in my hand to go out and forth to shine...
I have this light inside of me a remnant of my Creator I should honour,
making use of my LITTLE GOD SPARK to ignite those of others...

Sometimes people lose hope to shine because of this world and life,
but we have to make each other remember that we have a responsibility to shine,
to make this world a better place by not standing down continuing this fight,
being an inspiration to others to keep on fighting and shining...

Our problem is not the darkness per se,
but our will to shine....
Without a will to shine and being an inspiration for others,
Without that will to be the change you want to see in this world the darkness will prevail.

My poem above was inspired by this poem:

Our Deepest Fear

(This widely acclaimed poem is actually not a poem at all, but an excerpt from A Return To Love, a book by motivational speaker and author Marianne Williamson)

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, handsome, talented and 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 within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.


Ask Yourself these questions after reading this:

Has "Our Deepest Fear" Helped Change Your Self-Image?

Has this passage affected the way you see yourself?
Do you rise to the challenge of greatness?
Yes - I gain more confidence and become more encouraged each time I read it.

No - I don't feel like I identify with the sentiment here.

indigowitch indigowitch
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Sep 16, 2012