When I was young, I remember hearing “Shh!” and “Be quiet!”. A lot.
I was a curious, active and inquisitive child. I wanted to know things. Understand the how’s and why’s. I did not want to take someone else’s word for it. I wanted to figure it out for myself.
Did not make me an easy child to have around all the time — just ask my parents!
And hence, why I heard Shh! and be quiet so much.
As I grew. The shushing of myself became a habit.
I wanted to fit in. To be accepted. To be liked.
So I shushed myself up.
It’s time to quit shushing up.
I’m letting myself out. Letting myself be heard. Seen. Known.
We all must.
Because in our silence, fear grows, tyranny expands and injustice permeates the fabric of our society.
In our silence, and our fear of shining our own light brightly, we create space for the darkness to seep in and dim our voices and our light.
The world needs your brilliance. The world needs each of us to step outside our comfort zones to light up the truth of our shared experiences of being human.
We are not born to play small. We are born to live large, live wild and free. Shine bright and in your brilliance, create and captivate the world with your lightness of being you.
Every week since April 4, 2016, I have been sharing an Act of Grace.
They are designed to help you create harmony and peace in your life.
To explore all the Acts of Grace I have shared to date, click HERE.