I recently heard a question that made my head spin around, "What if you had 15 seconds to shine, how brightly would you shine?" My first response was, "As bright AF (as f*c%)! I'd shine so bright you'd be able to see my shine from outer space."
WHOA cool! I wasn't really expecting that response. (That's what happens when I allow my gut to respond instead of my head. )
But then I asked myself this question, "Why do I want to shine that brightly?"
Well, it's not because I want all eyes on me. I've never been "a look at me" kinda gal. My shining is all about showing up in positive ways. It's about what I share that helps others to shine. My shining is all about shining a light so bright that others see their own epic-ness. Their own magnificence.
Which, of course, reminds me of one my favorite quotes by Marianne Williamson...
“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.”
Truth be told, I light up like a frickin' Christmas tree when I'm able to share something that supports another person to shine, whether it's a question, a mindset hack, or a story. So, yeah…I want to shine as bright AF.
You see, I think that if every single one of us made it a point to shine in whatever way we felt like shining, our world would be a much brighter place. And while that may sound idealistic to some, what would it hurt if we tried?
HOW BRIGHT IS YOUR SHINE?
Now it's your turn!
At the end of the day, we're all truly responsible for how brightly we shine! Why not shine as bright AF?!
Until next time, I'm sending you lots of…