“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~Marianne Williamson
Often I find myself coming back to this quote and to my concept of fear, as well as, my belief surrounding what I’m capable of in this world. This quote also comes to mind each time I see the hashtag for 40 days to personal revolution program: #RadicalRevolution. There’s something raw, visceral, and gut-punching about those two words placed side-by-side. It’s the same gut punch I experience when I read Marianne Williamson’s words. Her words tell me that my fear is actually tied to how powerful I am; a power untapped, unrealized. The radical revolution is realizing this power, tapping into it, and creating change. I get glimpses of the innate power that we all have when I’m in the presence of others who are truly expressing themselves in a way that is unique and authentic to them. Every time I visit an art museum, listen to live music, walk through a forest; I experience the same guttural response. This guttural response started when I was a kid witnessing my mom draw my portrait on a dry-erase board in our kitchen. She seemed like magic to me and watching her draw thin and thick black lines that added up to my likeness sparked my curiosity and my desire to create in the same way. This guttural response has not lessened as I’ve aged, but rather it continues to grow louder and urge me on, sometimes gently and sometimes rather insistently.
This guttural response tells me there is something more, something bigger in myself that I need to tap into and that I need to start listening to so I can step into my power. It tells me that I’m holding back.
But it is not enough just to know this, to have this gut reaction. I must do the work of uncovering my own raw, creative, and fully authentic self to really start living from my power, my potential. For me, the work starts with our 40 Days to a PR program. It starts with my own radical revolution. Join me. Join the revolution.
Written by Kelly Meadway, Director of Studios for 502 Power Yoga. Contact 502 Power Yoga for information on our next 40 Days to a Personal Revolution program.
You make me so proud.
I have always loved that quote from Marianne Williamson. The first time I read it I had an aha moment. I believe with many others what we need in this world is a radical revolution on many levels. You sound like you are stepping into your authority. That is a good thing. Listen to your gut. It won’t give you a wrong answer. We may fear the answer we receive, but it won’t be wrong. This is one of the beautiful things about aging: if you are open and allow you will find your power and your fear will become less and less until you realize that fear does not serve you or the world. That does not mean it will disappear, but it won’t control you. You won’t fear being your authentic self.
Thank you for writing this piece Kelly. More people need to know it is okay to be raw and be the real you out in the world. If you are fully in your power there is truly nothing to fear.