Deena Metzger on Beginning

 

"Beginning is difficult. We are afraid of failing. We are afraid we will have nothing to say. We are afraid that what we say will be banal or boring. We are afraid it may endager us. We are afraid it may be a lie. We are afraid that what we say may be the truth. We are afraid of succeeding. We are afraid that no one will notice. We are afraid someone will learn what we’ve said–and it may be ourselves. We are afraid there will be consequences. We are afraid we will pay attention. We are afraid we will have to change our lives. We are afraid we won’t be able to change. We are most afraid that we will.

"It is right that we are afraid. If we are fortunate, we will say something, it will be the truth, it will be eloquent, it will have power to it, we will listen, and we will change our lives."

–Deena Metzger, from Writing for Your Life

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