It is time to emancipate yourself

So, I have this friend (really, it's not a code for me) and she is going through some...lets just say challenging times. It's one of those times when you find yourself on the crossroad and you have to choose a new way. Going back to what you've been doing is out of the question, but everything else requires great courage. The problem is, it seems to me, that it's not that she is afraid of the lack of possibilities, but of her own power.
Because if you actually acknowledge your own power you would have to accept the responsibilities that come with it. No more letting go, feeling like there is no way out, or that no answer seems like the right answer. No more pointing fingers to people who „make you feel“ a certain way, or feeling you have no choice or no say in certain areas of your life.
Once you accept that you can, you just have to.
And this takes major balls!
When I write it like this, am thinking maybe it is about me. Or maybe it's just about most of us.
To everyone who recognises themselves in this I'd like to offer a wonderful quote I've saved some time ago:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." 
Marianne Williamson