Updated: Aug 24, 2022
"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 is 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 are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
– Marianne Williamson
Sometimes you just need an extra dose of whimsy and inspiration – from Mother Nature and some good friends / mentors – to remind you of your expansive potential.
To nudge you into giving yourself the permission to stand tall in your conviction to lean into that larger, more vibrant, fulfilling and rewarding existence that you crave and deserve.
To get back out there and keep taking steps towards realizing those big dreams of yours and to keep moving towards the light.
Because it's there, within you, and all around you. Whether it feels behind you, or in front you, doesn't matter. What matters is that there is still a light, a spark, a hope that needs to be acknowledged, kindled and nourished. And that even as the sun may set on this day, this paragraph, this chapter, the sun will also dawn tomorrow and illuminate new beginnings, new plot twists and character developments – new possibilities for being, learning, growing, evolving and relating to oneself and the world.
So, lean into that light, that hope, that potential. It's limitless, so long as we're not letting our own fears, doubts, anxieties, comparisons or external expectations prematurely diminish it.
"There's no race, there's only runners. Just keep one foot in front of the other." -- Lucius