I have loved the conversations this series has invoked. The wisdom, wit and beauty everyone has shared is not only inspiring, it’s humbling.
Love It! Love all of you for your willingness to dive in and be part of what can sometimes feel like an uncomfortable conversation.
Which is also something I’m learning as I mature and deepen into myself (just like a fine wine! 🙂 ) Uncomfortable conversations are part of deepening relationships, with myself and with those around me.
Uncomfortable conversations invite intimacy.
I didn’t know that when I was younger.
“Back then” (ok, I had to write that phrase it just sounds so… old-fashioned) anyway, once upon a time, I used to avoid uncomfortable conversations like the plague. And now, COVID has taught the whole world we can’t avoid a plague-like event.
It’s a good lesson to learn — what we avoid that is calling to us to be acknowledged, will keep calling until we either willingly take note or run right into it.
For me, there was a time when I thought more about what was ‘wrong’ with me than what I liked about me.
There was a time when I tried to hide my light lest others think I was trying to hog the limelight.
Now I know, negative self-talk limits my true expressions. Not shining my light, as bright as I possibly can, contributes to the darkness all around.
And, I’d rather be in a world where people are shining their light and recognizing their own brilliance, than one where we’re all doing our best to keep our mediocrity in place.
The fact is, we are all magnificent, extraordinary, sources of energy, light, love, joy… and the list goes on.
If I deny my brilliance, I can’t inspire others to share theirs. And if I refuse to shine as bright as bright as bright can be, I’m telling myself to ‘play small’. Don’t make waves. Be complacent.
I am so done with complacency and mediocrity.
I say, Let’s all rise up and be ourselves to the absolute brightest we can be. It’s not about being ‘better than’. It’s all about Being All That I Can, However I Can.
Naturally, my ‘can’ will be different than yours, or theirs, and that’s what makes a world of world of brilliant difference.
For today, I invite you to step into your extraordinary, brilliant nature and be the most brilliant YOU can be! Shine YOUR Brightest. Shine Fearless. Dare Boldly!
And… a special treat today. I asked my sister Anne if I can share this video and she gave me permission.
When Anne turned 70, she decided to walk 70,000 steps in a day. She surpassed her goal on her birthday last year.
Anne is committed to treating her body with care and consideration. And, having fun while she does it. The video was from the deck of their beautiful home on Gabriola Island earlier this week. One of the things I love most about my sister Anne is, she walks through life with childlike wonder, always staying true to herself, living life with gusto every moment of every day!