Daily Prompt: 1984 | You want me to actually talk about my fears?

You’re locked in a room with your greatest fear. Describe what’s in the room.

I’ve only done one of the Daily Prompts so far this year, well, ever, actually.  But I do see them as catalysts encouraging me to post more often.  After seeing todays Daily Prompt, the thoughts in my head went something like this …. “You want me to actually talk about my fears?  Out loud?  Well, on paper anyway.  Okay, so you want me to publish them online for all to see?  Uh, no, but thanks for playing!”

I decided to click on some of the other blogs who already posted on this subject to see what they had to say and Purple Rosemary and I clearly were experiencing the same sentiments.

AlbinoRattler-WhiteSnakeHowever, after thinking about this for a few minutes, I calmed down and decided to share  what used to be my biggest fear.  Snakes.  For most of my life I’ve been deathly afraid of snakes.  Giving out that information to others (especially friends and family) always prompted them to get their jollies by scaring me with pictures of snakes, placing rubber snakes in my desk at work, etc.  I even had an ex-boyfriend put a snake in my house after I’d broken up with him. Continue reading

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Our Deepest Fear ~ Nelson Mandela, Marianne Williamson

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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? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t 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 are 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 are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

~Nelson Mandela speech, Marianne Williamson authored