“True humility is not about putting yourself down, and being self-effacing: when you are self-effacing, you are effacing the “image and likeness” and gifts of your source. With all due criticisms of narcissistic self-parading considered understood, I believe that true humility actually is self-displaying. Bring your talents forward and reveal your inner beauty, right on through the surface of brokenness and warts we all share. Humility is the courage to permit your shadows to be seen by all, because you are committed even more to defining, and refining, and shining the light within you.” Gil Hedley
Tonight I heard the words, from a guy whose opinion I really respect, “Your life is going to be huge for you, Susan!” And the really wonderful thing about it is that he wasn’t speaking about anything specific, just my life and me within it.
So what do I do with a statement like that, uttered so unabashedly, with just a real genuine affection for me and who I am?
I wait in gratitude and see what each day brings.
I work hard and play even harder.
I PRACTICE COMPASSION FOR MYSELF AND OTHERS, each and every day, AND NEVER EVER LOSE HOPE! (an acronym for hold on, pain ends!)
I’m not afraid to shine anymore. My light serves me well.
Much love and gratitude to all of you!
Big Loving Namaste!