“Just as an acorn holds the potential to become an oak tree, we already possess the capacity to awaken.” - Chip Hartranft, The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali, a New Translation with Commentary.
I receive daily emails from Jeff Kober and while admittedly I do not read each one in its entirety, the quotes at the beginning are often powerful enough.
In his July 23rd email, he included the above excerpt which struck me. Just as an acorn holds the potential to become a great oak tree, so too do we have the potential to be great: the potential to become whatever we desire.
What holds us back? Fear.
Fear that we can’t. Fear that we aren’t good enough. Fear that someone else will do it better.
So I ask, how has that fear served you?
It has kept you small. Smaller than you are capable of being. Perhaps achieving just enough, but far less than your true potential.
What is it that you want? Who do you want to be? What do you want to achieve? And what’s the automatic reaction to that? Is it, "you can't," "no way," or "that's silly"?
Instead of listening to those voices, can you switch the dialogue? Acknowledging that you can, in fact, be that great oak.
Can you live from a place where that is possible? How does that feel?
I dare you. Go for it. Be big. Create waves. Make an impact - of any size. The world needs you, and the world needs your greatness.
With so much love,