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 from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” Listen to this episode of The Recovery Warrior Show with Michele Kabas to find out what this quote by Marianne Williamson has to do with finding your authentic voice in recovery.
What You’ll Learn from my interview with Michele Kabas
- What it means to find your voice.
- How you can connect to your voice and ways therapy can help.
- What is the difference between finding your voice and giving yourself permission to use it.
- Why we care what other people think and how it affects us.
- What to do with other people’s fears and insecurities that enter your space.
For Your Journey
- Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling by Anita Johnston, Ph.D.
- Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Dan Siegel, M.D.
- The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
- Find professional help on ConnectED
- Rise Up + Recover app on Google Play and iTunes
- Music Credit: “Something to Live For” by Mallory Faye