There seemed to be endless obstacles preventing me from living with my eyes open, but as I gradually followed up clue after clue it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear.
How often have we complained that we would be able to do something if only another thing weren’t preventing us. I can’t is our answer when we look around us and see only potential obstacles to accomplishing something. We need to realize, however, that I can’t is just another way of saying I fear.
If we took away our fearfulness, think of all we could do. There would be nothing to prevent us from taking risks, trying new things, going new places, becoming more intimate, changing careers, going back to school, taking a Fourth Step inventory, chairing a meeting, or sponsoring a newcomer.
We can change our response of I can’t to I’ll try. We can take the first step away from our fear toward trying something new. There are no obstacles in our path only the ones we put there to protect us from things we fear.
Higher Power, help me take the steps to change from I can’t to I can.
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Night Light by Amy E. Dean
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