Poem: I used to be scared

I used to be scared

I used to be scared of the dark,
and then I found the darkness inside me.

I used to be afraid of deep water,
and then I found the depth of my own waters.

I used to be scared of heights,
and then I realized how high I could soar.

I used to be afraid of fire,
but then I learned to harness my passion to succeed.

I used to be scared of people,
but then I found that they were scared of me too.

I used to be scared of love,
but then I learned to be alone.

I used to be afraid of life,
but then I learned to LIVE.


Poem: “I used to be scared” by Joel Ying, ©2017

Dr. Joel Ying, MD

Physician, Educator, Storyteller. He hosts this website for "Living the Present Moment" as a conscious journey of Body, Mind & Spirit. Holistic and integrative, his practice includes Tai Chi and Yoga, Craniosacral Therapy, Healing From the Core, Meditation. Always exploring his edges, he shares them in the blog, newsletter, courses, and online study group.

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