“Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
— Marianne Williamson
What a great reminder – you were meant to shine.
Not in a way that puts others down or takes away from them – they were meant to shine as well.
The first sentence sets the stage perfectly – we were made to serve the world (God).
For some reason, it’s easy to miss this idea and buy into bad thinking.
Either the thinking that you are worthless and aren’t made to shine or that you are in competition with others and to outshine them you must diminish their efforts or somehow exalt yours.
We let fear and selfishness dominate our thoughts and diminish our impact.
When we let go of our fears and lean into our God-given gifts and talents for service we inspire others to do the same.
Make it a great day.