In this series, I finally asked myself how someone can be their best, happy self – becoming “whole” again. And I came up with one simple answer:
DARE TO SHINE
And for what this means, remember the “ABC”s…
Daring to shine means to Accept ourselves and others. It is often a daunting task to accept others – as well as to accept ourselves. But only upon accepting ourselves for who we truly are can we reach out and accept others, and become happier as a result.
Daring to shine means to be Bold. It takes courage to be a source of light to others. But it takes even more courage and boldness to see the beauty, truth, goodness – the light – within ourselves. And then to let it shine!
Daring to shine means to be Creative. Being creative in our lives graces those around us with our unique talents and inspiration. Indeed, when we create and express our God-given abilities, we ourselves benefit and feel whole.
So no more holding ourselves back, diminishing our abilities and capacity for creative expression. No more putting ourselves and others down with judgment and cruelty – it’s simply inhumane! No more being another dull face in the crowd. No more blindly following the footsteps of those in front of you.
Be bold and venture off the beaten path! And find that one voice that cannot be spoken by anyone else in all of history but YOU – then find a way to let it shine.