Sometimes we are told to not brag. Sometimes we don’t accept the truth about ourselves, thinking we have to be humble, or not “make someone else feel bad” because, because, because….
I know that shrinking, hiding, being embarrassed is learned behavior and holds us back from living the magnificence we are. Holding back, keeping small can also allow us to be lazy, fearful, and not be exactly who we are inside and out.
I think that’s all wrong. I believe that we all need to be proud of ourselves, starting from the beginning. Jump, be proud of yourself, claim your uniqueness, every small little bit of it.
This whole existence is magical…but only when you begin to realize that it’s magical because of you. With awareness and joy, and a bit of re-training how to see our own power, and the connection with everything around us, we can create an incredible life for ourselves.
Next time you are complimented, loved or honored, accept it, smile and be grateful. I believe it’s all about allowing the magnificence to flow through us — our only job is to allow it, own it and shine it on.
Here is some backup for my philosophy and for why I believe we each can and need to embrace our magnificence — get off our selves and get out and be glorious!
Our Deepest Fear 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’s 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’re liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.”
Note: This inspiring quote on our deepest fear is taken from Marianne Williamson’s book A Return to Love