July 13, 2009 | 4:07 pm
Posted by Misha Henckel
We are inclined to believe that our dreams far exceed what we can actually achieve. In fact, we’ve been trained to expect and plan for the worst. As children, our eyes sparkled with wonderment at the great possibilities that lay before us, until that was slowly whittled away by the forces that be.
What I’ve found is that we shoot for far less than what we are capable of. We are afraid of ourselves, of who we really are. And so we spend our lives avoiding, deleting, or misinterpreting the promptings of our hearts. To do that is very human. We are afraid of greatness, of stepping beyond the confines of “normal” and of shining brilliantly. It is rather scary to be great… great at anything.
The exciting thing about these turbulent days is that with everything quite upside-down, it’s become the safest of times to step out of our boxes and follow those long-denied promptings of our heart of hearts. So why not give it go?
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