I feared being alone,
until I learned to like myself.
I feared failure,
until I realized that I only fail when I dont try.
I feared success,
until I reallized that I had to try in order to be happy with myself.
I feared people’s opinions,
until I learned that people will have opinions about me anyway.
I feared rejection,
until I learned to have faith in myself.
I feared pain,
until I learned that it’s necessary for growth.
I feared the truth,
until I saw the ugliness in lies.
I feared life,
until I experienced its beauty.
I feared death,
until I realized that it’s not an end, but a beginning.
I feared my destiny,
until I realized that I had the power to change my life.
I feared hate,
until I saw that it was nothing more than ignorance.
I feared love,
until it touched my heart, made the darkness fade into endless sunny days.
I feared ridicule,
until I learned how to laugh at myself.
I feared growing old,
until I realized that I gained wisdom every day.
I feared the future,
until I realized that life just kept getting better.
I feared the past,
until I realized that it could no longer hurt me.
I feared the dark,
until I saw the beauty of the stars that were shining.
I feared the light,
until I learned that the truth would give me strength.
I feared change,
until I saw that even the most beautiful butterfly went through a metamorphosis before it can fly.
by Bobette Bryan
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