When I was younger, it took me a very long time to realize
just how much of my own misery I was causing myself.
I always blamed it on situations and circumstances, but I
didn't ever look at my own actions to find out just how
much they were holding me back. I never had anyone
in my life when I was young who could teach me the
importance of reflection, the importance of being aware of
how our own choices and decisions affect our lives.
We are all bright, shining examples of the connection
between spirit and humanity, yet for some reason we don't
see ourselves as such. We tend to see ourselves,
rather, as limited and ineffective, and we tend to define
our own limitations. We can watch film after film of
people who defied limitations, yet still not apply the
lessons included in such films to our own lives.
I can be a light that shines for all in the world to
see. I can be a positive model of possibility and
potential for others. Yet I tend to focus on my own
limitations, and I tend to talk myself out of trying some
of the things that I would most certainly encourage others
to try. It's silly. But I do it.
Please don't stand in your own light. Be the sun
that brightens the day, not the shadow that keeps the
light out of your life. Live fully and completely as
a bright, shining example of the power of possibility and
potential, and encourage others to follow that example by
not standing in your own sunshine and keeping it from the