I think thinking outside the box is essential for living. Einstein is my hero...and I think I got his hair. I think people don't begin living until they finally realize they are going to die -some just realize it too late. Carpe Diem.
"Our worst 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 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 doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others the permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
I am working everyday to get over my fears. A few years ago, I would seize up with anxiety at the thought of introducing myself to someone new. Finally, after over twelve months of sharing my voice with others close to me, I can finally sing without feeling like I'm about to toss my cookies. There is a God. He is good.