Some say that a common wound throughout society is we are “not good enough.” I definitely resonate with that at times. Do you?
Awhile back a coaching client of mine shared that she felt inadequate. She had just accomplished this incredible success and overcame a major milestone in her life. She admitted she felt uncomfortable standing in her joy and triumph because she had friends who, in her eyes, had much bigger accomplishments. She feared sharing her brilliance and light. We talked through those feelings and by the end of the session she was able to see that her light needed to be shared.
Grab your tea or coffee and reflect on these words for yourself from Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”.
“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.”
So, ask yourself this…
When and where can you shine your light?
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