I saw a post by Leo Babauta in which he encouraged us to create blogs about ourselves. Now, this is quite terrifying. I had got used to writing privately every day after reading Julia Cameron‘s books, but the thought of sharing it with everyone- that was fearsome. So I thought I should challenge this fear. To challenge it, I had to face it, feel it every inch of it, live with it creeping inside my skin and see its loathsome face. It was not pleasant- what I did see was my own face reflected back. That is it- my fear was me! So in a way, I had been fearing myself, my success (possible or not) and all the fears that had been ingrained in me by others right from childhood- all these fears came at me with its multi-headed ugliness. After scrapping away, only the fear that I had instilled in myself remained- that was the most powerful one. So I have decided to challenge that too. By writing and by doing what I can do best- being myself, not my fears.