Recently,I wanted to be different.
Recently, a good friend and colleague encouraged me to “blog”. I was excited of course! She was like the air that I’m waiting for. She totally pushed my wings. To be honest, I had mixed emotions towards it. I’ve had started blogs where in the middle of blogging I deleted it because I wasn’t sure if I like it or if it is really for me.
Truth of the matter is, I didn’t want to be labeled as a blogger because I wanted to be different from all the others and partly because everyone has one. And of course, that didn’t made sense. The excuse of being different is not an excuse after all. I perceived it as a trend rather than blogging alone. Clearly, there’s nothing wrong with blogging. It was my mindset that’s not in its proper condition.
Moving a little forward. By then I realized that I wanted to learn how to write and to improve on it. Allow me to share with you my story. Back in college, I had to take an ERC and an EEC. ERC is an English Refresher Course which I took when I was a college freshman. Then over my first summer in college there was a requirement to take a qualifying exam for my course (I took Integrated Communication and Public Relations and the purpose of the exam is to know whether I should shift or not or if the course is really for me ) So I didn’t made the cut. I was given with a prescription to take EEC which is an English Enrichment Course. That way, I can have better knowledge towards the Universal language.Which I’ll be using here and most of the time. And of course, I got scared because for sure everyone who sees this will butcher me. But what whatever, I want to improve. So, please help me, yeah?
I was rummaging through my World Literature notes back in college. My classmate / batch mate shared this and I thought that I should do the same.
And you probably know this. But please let me share it.
‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond imagination. It is our light more than our darkness which scares us. We ask ourselves – who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented, and fabulous. But honestly, who are you to not be so?
You are a child of God, small games do not work in this world. For those around us to feel peace, it is not example to make ourselves small. We were born to express the glory of god that lives in us. It is not in some of us, it is in all of us. While we allow our light to shine, we unconsciously give permission for others to do the same. When we liberate ourselves from our own fears, simply our presence may liberate others.’
- Marianne Williamson in Return to Love: Reflections on a Course in Miracles