Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Let Your Life Shine

Let Your Life Shine

"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 frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't 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 are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

- Nelson Mandela

Although I am not a believer in God, I really like this quote. I just skim past the "God" parts...it still works.

I believe that we all have the potential to do amazing things for this world.

Don't be afraid! Live with all the passion and greatness that is inside of you. Let it radiate. Be the absolute best version of yourself. Don't let judgment, fear or insecurity control the amount of awesomeness that you will show the world. Be all that you are and be damn proud of it. Our world is pretty beautiful, but imagine how much it would glow if everyone lived and embraced their gifts. If this was to be reality, I can picture happy faces popping up everywhere. How cool would that be? (And no, I've never done and will never do LSD so I can actually see this! haha.)

Today, try to outwardly project the light that you have within. Smile, laugh...don't be so serious. Dance in your car if you feel like it. In all reality, nobody cares. In fact, you acting goofy might silently give permission to the person next to you to do the same.

I hope that your day today is groovy, goofy and very satisfying. Be that amazing version of yourself that you know is within.


1 comment:

Jeremiah Andrews said...

After what you went through with your body and your miraculous recovery and participation in Beijing, you still don't believe in God??? I find that troubling.

But to each their own. It seems you run more on the spirituality side of life rather than the God side of life. GOD - Good Orderly Direction.

You share all these inspiring quotes from great men, all of whom had some spiritual path they followed. Gandhi with his nonviolence, Mandela on his road of forgiveness. All faith oriented states of being. In one way or another.

In being who we are and to thine own self be true, we reflect the God within to those outside.

You lived and you conquered your infirmity. That is a God moment.

Be well.