June 3, 2010

Michael Jackson In His Own Words

for this blog post I thought I'd do something a little bit different then I normally do. Instead of the 10 or more quotes I usually put I thought this time I would like to put one of my favorite parts of Michael's book Dancing the Dream on here. This is an amazing book as I know many of you already know so here it is .... :)

Trust By Michael Jackson

As I was feeding squirrels in the park, I noticed a small one that didn't seem to trust me. While the others came close enough to eat out of my hand, he kept his distance. I threw a peanut his way. He edged up, grabbed it nervously, and ran off. Next time he must have felt less afraid, because he came a little closer. The safer he felt, the more he trusted me. Finally he sat right at my feet, as bold as any squirrel clamoring for the next peanut.

Trust is like that-it always seems to come down to trusting in yourself. Others can't overcome fear for you; you have to do it on your own. It's hard,because fear and doubt hold on tight. We are afraid of being rejected,of being hurt once more. So we keep a safe distance. We think separating ourselves from others will protect us, but that doesn't work either. It leaves us feeling alone and unloved.

Trusting yourself begins by recognizing that it's okay to be afraid. Having fear is not the problem, because everyone feels anxious and insecure sometimes. The problem is not being honest enough to admit your fear. Whenever I accept my own doubt and insecurity, I'm more open to other people. The deeper I go into myself, the stronger I become, because I realize that my real self is much bigger than any fear.
In accepting yourself completely, trust becomes complete. There is no longer any separation between people, because there is no longer any separation inside. In the space where fear used to live, love is allowed to grow.

4 comments:

AA said...

Wonderful way to start the day. Thanks!

Cassarah said...

Wonderful words! "In the space where fear lives,LOVE is allowed to grow." All we have to do is giving some water to this seed, so that it can grow and grow and...Thank you for this post.

doublebeee said...

This is so lovely!!! And one of my favourites too! Thank you for this post!

Anonymous said...

thank you!!!! i carry 'dancing the dream' with me to dr apptmts and any time i will have some "waiting" time. so inspiring...such a beautiful heart!!! ---yogadancer7

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