“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.”

Marianne Williamson

Today I RELEASE my perfectionism. I release the belief that I must be perfect. I release that darn FEAR of not getting it right on the first try, not being in complete control, not showing up the perfect way, not being who I’m expected to be, not knowing what’s next, not being a perfect wife and mother, and not being a perfect me. Even now, I’m fretting over writing this in a perfect way.

Most would agree that I’ve been blessed with a wonderful life. I have a husband who still gives me butterflies, three amazing kids who are thriving, an amazing collection of friends, a successful home-based business that allows us to be full time parents, and the list goes on. From the outside looking in, I’ve “got it all”. But as long as I hold onto this FEAR, this perfectionism, I’m not as present, passionate, vibrant, joyful, nourished, connected or creative as I want to be.

Like a caged bird, the potential is there, swirling inside of me. I have so much to share with the world and I’m yearning for the space to EXPAND my wings.

I’m so ready to release this tight grip perfectionism has on my life. I’m so ready to TRUST the flow of this perfect universe. Finally ready to TRUST myself. Peace out, perfectionism! You’ve held me hostage long enough.

I’m ready to take flight!

What fear dwells in your mind? What fear keeps you from living your best life?

What fear are you ready to release?

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