It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

“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 does not serve the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were 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.” — Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

The Many Faces of Fear


“No human being is free from fears. Fear is a part of our human process. To understand fear through Human Design, to understand the gates of fear in your chart will give you incredible insight into your life. It will give you a deep relief that there is nothing wrong with you. Fear is to be recognized and understood.

By entering into things correctly through living out the strategy of your type, fears can cease to be something that are perceived as problematic or debilitating. They can then be seen for what they are, mechanics of the human way and a by product of awareness and its potentials.”- Ra Uru Hu

No fear is real

‘You have anxiety and fear. Anxiety is focused on an object, such as a lion or a great height or a terrorist. You’re scared, but you can relate by thinking about it or avoid it. Fear is a very different emotion: the object is missing, it is purely a sense that something bad might happen. Fear comes from your imagination. If you ride through a dark forest, your imagination starts working. Then you start to imagine that behind that tree a wolf or a rapist is hiding.’

‘Geen enkele angst is reëel. Je hebt angst en vrees. Vrees is gericht op een object, zoals een leeuw of een grote hoogte of een terrorist. Je bent er bang voor, maar je kunt je ertoe verhouden door erover na te denken of het uit de weg te gaan. Angst is een heel andere emotie: het object ontbreekt, het is puur een gevoel voor iets naars dat zou kunnen gebeuren. Angst komt voort uit je eigen verbeelding. Als je door een donker bos fietst, gaat je fantasie werken. Dan ga je je verbeelden dat zich achter die boom een wolf of een verkrachter schuilhoudt.’