The title of this post comes from a post I wrote on April 30th, 2007. The original title was, “You take God’s Breath away.” The phrase comes from a woman I met who when asked, ‘what’s your purpose?’ replied, “I want to show everyone they are so incredible they take God’s breath away.” (Thank you KR)
I remember hearing her say that and feeling my heart stop in startled recognition of the power of her statement. I remember feeling caught off guard, surprised, and fascinated.
I remember the voice of Love inside me whisper, “It’s true.”
And I remember in the next breath worrying about whether it was true or not. I remember thinking, ‘Is it that easy? I take God’s breath away, just because I am, me?”
Since writing the original post my awareness of and awareness in our human magnificence has grown. My understanding of and compassion for how we all do things to hide from, shy away from, pretend it doesn’t exist and thus run-away from our magnificence, has also grown.
We are all so very human.
We fight the truth.
We ignore it.
We subvert it.
We try to kill it, destroy it, tear it out and rip it up into a thousand pieces.
We try to bomb the hell out of it. Massacre it. Shoot it up, knock it down and blow it to smithereens.
We think it may be true for others, and worry it will never be true for us.
We worry that to be our magnificence will only encourage others to pull us down, and so we hold ourselves down, and back, from being our true selves.
But no matter how hard we try to avoid it or make it not true, there is no avoiding the truth.
We are all magnificent.
We are born that way.
We don’t have to do anything to ‘deserve it’. Earn it. Create it. Make it.
It is not more true for one of us and less for another. It is the same for all of us.
We are born magnificent.
It is our human birthright. Our soulful essence. Our truth.
We are born Magnificent.
And while we humans may do a lot of things to try to pretend we are not magnificent, or to avoid the truth of our magnificence, there is no way to destroy the essence of our soulful truth — We are magnificent.
No matter what God we worship before or not, what belief we hold about our spiritual nature or not, what story of origin we breathe into or not, the truth is — being human is a magnificent state of being.
Which means, it’s time start breathing life into the miracle of all that you are when you accept the truth. You are magnificent.
Start with asking yourself this morning, What can I do today to express my magnificence?
Live your magnificence.
You take God’s breath away, because you are you.
Beginning. Middle. End of the story of your life.
You are magnificent.