You were born to be a blessing to others. To shine your light where there is dark. To sing songs of praise. To give of yourself without holding back.
That’s kind of out there, isn’t it? Scary. Who are you to be shining a light in the dark places of the world, after all?
Marianne Williamson answers this question brilliantly:
“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.
Shine, Baby, Shine!