Marianne Williamson wrote with poetic truth and beauty…
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?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.
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’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
Her words have danced in my spirit the moment I read them.
I have allowed my insecurities and complacency to hold me back from experiencing a richness of life which comes when you take risk, live authentically, and have the courage to be vulnerable with others. It’s what connects us.
We all have insecurities in some form or fashion. They manifest differently for everyone.
Some mask it with bravado.
Some cover it with anger while others feel the weight of shame.
As I have worked at being more vulnerable, I have also felt convicted about sharing the areas of strength I’ve felt. As though my pride would be mistaken for vanity.
I can spin it back to love however…It’s not vain to love yourself fiercely. To speak passionately about whatever it is that ignites the fires of your spirit.
I want that for my children. To be strong, daring, unapologetic for their authenticity, with a vivacious energy that translates into fulfillment and gratitude for this one amazing grace-filled life.
Going into the New Year; I will try my best to live more honestly and authentically. To work more on my inner spirit than my outer aesthetic. I believe the outer follows suit to whatever you put into the soul.
I am and will be grateful for all that I have and all that I am working towards; quality of life.
I have let go of “stuff” and “status”.
I have let my mask fall.
I have run away pain, and bathed in the murk.
I have exercised my voice like a muscle and walked a little taller.
I have accepted both my light and dark side.
I know my strengths and I know my faults. As I worked daily on my spirit; self-awareness flooded my being with every sunrise of my Miracle Morning.
When you embrace the uniquely beautiful human you are, and explore the areas or life which excite you. delight you. bring a sparkle to your eye…Your light will shine so bright; it will be impossible not to see. And that light is infectious.
What makes you happy?
What makes your heart sing?
What makes you feel alive?
WHO makes you feel connected and understood?
Who celebrates your successes?
You see if you are at a place in your life where you are questioning who is in your corner; look to the people who are truly happy for your successes. The ones who feel your happy as much as your pain.
But never dim your light for anyone. That’s a betrayal to who you are meant to be. Your life has a purpose; live it passionately and boldly.
I will celebrate my successes and will continue to uplift others as they go after their own. Yessss, go get it!
United within strength as much as weakness.
I hope you have an amazing Christmas full of the love of family and friends.
From my heart to yours,