Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"Knowledge By Experience"


I feared being alone until

I learned to like myself.
I feared failure until I realized that

I only fail when I don't try.
I feared success until
I realized that I had to try in order to be happy with myself.
I feared people's opinions until

I learned that people would have opinions about me anyway.
I feared rejection until

I learned to have faith in myself.

I feared pain until
I learned thatit's necessary for growth.
I feared the truth until

I saw the ugliness in lies.
I feared life until

I experienced its beauty.

I feared death until
I realized that it's not an end, but a beginning.
I feared my destiny until
I realized that I had the power to change my life.
I feared hate until

I saw that it was nothing more than ignorance.

I feared love until it touched my heart,
making the darkness fade into endless sunny days.

I feared ridicule until
I learned howto laugh at myself.
I feared growing old until

I realized thatI gained wisdom every day.
I feared the future until

I realized that life just kept getting better.
I feared the past until

I realized that it could no longer hurt me.
I feared the dark until I saw the beauty of the starlight.
I feared the light until

I learned that the truth would give me strength.

I feared change,
until I saw that even the
most beautiful butterfly had to undergo a metamorphosis
before it could fly.

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