To Write Love on Her Arms (www.twloha.com) has a new campaign out called “Fears vs. Dreams”. It goes on to ask, “What is your greatest fear? What is your biggest dream?” This got me thinking. Oftentimes, our greatest fears are intertwined with our biggest dreams. Often we must face our greatest fears if we truly long to accomplish our biggest dreams. Facing fears might not require you to drastically stand up to something – it may take time and patience. Do you want to be remembered as the man or woman who would never risk anything for fear of losing everything? Or would you rather be remembered as the one who sacrificed everything and risked it all to achieve your biggest dreams. When someone you know is facing their fears, remember that time that you, too, had to face your fears. Remember how you felt. Remember the fear that struck your heart. Remember the memories. Remember you are not alone. When you face your fears – and yourself – you face them with a God by your side that will not leave you even if the fear overtakes you. Don’t ever be afraid to stand up to something – or someone – you are afraid of. “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 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.