I was adding some quotes to one of my boards on Pinterest and I ran across one of my favorite quotes. It was pivotal in my ability to allow myself to meet and greet people as an actress. So many years had passed since my acting days and the thought of people wanting to meet me made me uncomfortable. Who was I to sign autographs? But then I read this…
“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 most.
We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented, and famous?’ 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 people
won’t feel insecure around you. 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 all of us.
And when 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.”
No matter what is happening in your life today…
Let your light shine. How ever your light expresses itself, be that. Some people don’t know what their light is. They are too caught up in trying to be the same kind of light as someone else. The intimate light of a candle, the beautiful twinkling of stars in a night sky, the warmth of the sun… light sources are not in competition with one another. They all exist and are all here for us. Be brave enough to be yourself and let your light shine. Whatever that is. Just be the best you can be.
There will always be a challenge ahead or someone who says you can’t or shouldn’t… Be you anyway! “You are a child of God.” If you struggle with the concept of God or you don’t believe in God, replace the word with LOVE or COMPLETENESS or GOODNESS. Soon enough, words won’t matter because when you understand the message you understand that you are love. You’re complete and you’re FABULOUS.