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What Are You Afraid Of?

What is your deepest, darkest fear?
That there is light shining inside of me.
That I will look inside and find the universe.
That I will see limitless, endless space;
Waiting to be filled and stretched and filled again.
I am afraid that I will see an infinite; take away everything and it still remains.
I am afraid that I will see a whole, a complete thing, without bonds or wants or needs.
I am afraid to see what is possible, because then I will never be satisfied.
I am afraid of seeing potential; of knowing that it will remain just that.
That I will convince myself that I am limited, because limits are comfortable.
That my flesh will warp the reach of my mind, simply because it does not wish to try.
That I will be capable of everything, but accomplishing nothing.
That I will hear ‘could do better’ over and over and over again.
I am afraid to see the immeasurable power of my soul,
And then fritter it away on magpie treasures.
What is my deepest, darkest fear?
That there is light shining inside of me.
And that I will snuff it into blackness.

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Appreciator of all things beautiful. Procrastinator At Large. Lover of animals. 23. Simultaneously too young and too old for her age.

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