“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? 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... 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.” - Marianne Williamson
This is one of my favorite quotes by Marianne Williamson. Of course, there is an identifiable "be the light" theme here, which definitely speaks to me!
I love the idea of showing up in the world as the best version of ourselves. We all have different gifts and talents, and life is really about sharing that gift, our own unique light, with the world. When we show up as our true selves, we give those around us permission to do the same.
Happy Monday! Go out there and shine your light this week!