Anything is possible when you believe in yourself.
Once, while teaching a self-esteem workshop at a homeless shelter, I told a man who had told me he was a ‘bad man’ that I experienced him as magnificent.
He laughed and told me I needed new glasses.
I asked him to close his eyes and for one minute imagine he was magnificent. To breathe it in. To sit tall. To be magnificent.
When he opened his eyes I asked him if he could feel it. If in that moment his magnificence was real.
He nodded his head and quietly replied, “Yes.”
Then your magnificence lives within you, I told him. You could not have felt its presence if it was not there.
This man had had a hard life. Forced into being a child soldier in his land of birth, he was convinced that he could only ‘be bad’.
Do you want to continue to do bad things in the world? I asked.
No, was his adamant reply.
Then don’t feed your capacity to ‘do bad’ by believing it is who you are. Believe in your capacity to be that man who could sit in his own magnificence and feel its presence and sense its reality. Make that man your truth.
Truth is, we are all magnificent.
We all have the capacity to fly. To soar. To make our dreams come true.
The only limitation is our fear of breathing life into our dreams.
Stop breathing into the fear you are not enough, or that your dreams cannot come true.
Instead, open your mind to the vastness of your imagination and let it expand your heart’s belief in your own capacity to fly free and soar high.