A tiny stake keeps a giant elephant from running away..
How is this possible?
When it was a baby, they use the same chain and metal collar
This cuts into the baby's leg when it tries to run away
So, while it's now full-grown - many times bigger & stronger
All the full-grown elephant remembers is its helplessness
How the elephant sees itself is the same..
We've all picked up a lifetime of beliefs
Someone might praise us for being good at something..
..but all we remember is the teacher criticizing our skills
Someone might say how stunning we look on the floor..
Yet, we're still that ugly duckling who got turned down
Worst yet, we want and deserve better..
..but settle because it's the life we know
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate..
..Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
- Marianne Williamson