Last week I came across this quote and I was struck. Recently, I have been struggling with the feeling that I have nothing to give. Sure, I have the ideas (for ebooks, novels, that secret project I was meant to be working on but let fear get the better of me) but every time I truly think about starting them, I think 'who am I to write about/do this? I have nothing to share. No one will want it.' Reading this quote has helped me push past these fears."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, 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 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.” ~ Marianne Williamson
Yes, I am still afraid that no one will want what I think I can give. But now I feel that that doesn't matter. Because I need to use my skills to produce. No one might want I offer. But someone might. Someone might NEED it. I could change someone's life, not to mention my own.
So I think I'm going to print out this quote and look at it every day. I need to be reminded that I DO have something to give. EVERYONE has something to give. So that secret project? Yeah, it's back on.