It never ceases to amaze me how often people hide the aspects of themselves that make them so unique and special. Somewhere along the way, we’ve learned measures of ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ – and we strive to ensure that, in the eyes of others, or perhaps only in the eyes of those whose opinions we’ve deemed as important, we do all we can to hide or flaws, the cracks in our ‘foundation of perfect’.
Goodness, how will we ever evolve if we’re all desperately trying to be special in a mass pool of ‘the same’?
How might things be different for you if you believed, in the very fibre of your being, that the aspect of you that you are most embarrassed to show, the aspect that you’ve deemed unacceptable because it’s different from everyone you know and admire – if you believed THAT aspect is what humanity needs right now?
If you trusted that you, all of you, the whole, the healed and the broken parts – that YOU that only a few people know about; what if you allowed THAT you to show up more often?
What would that look like?
What would that feel like?
Who might you inspire as a result of showing up, with your inner light lit, radiant in the knowing that you have significance to contribute and the world is a better place because you’re here?
When something about somebody captivates me, I let them know; both that I was struck by them in some way – and also what, specifically, captured my attention, inspired me, or allowed me to experience something in a special way.
I have learned, through doing so that sometimes all someone needs to step more fully into themselves is for someone to notice that flicker of inner light that they shared – and to fan the flames with re-enforcement and encouragement.
Really, it’s that easy.
And in honour of their courage to show up as they did, in spite of how vulnerable they may have felt – I seek opportunities to do the same.
Shine your light, at the very least – let it shine through the cracks; you never know whose life you might change as a result.
A mantra: This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine …