There are times in our lives when the stars are aligned and magic happens.
When it happens, though, we often don't see it. We're so focused on climbing our mountain of goals that we miss our own milestones. We keep on trucking along, seeing our trips and slips and near misses more than we see our endurance and progress.
Do we miss our own movement forward because we don't look back?
No. I think we miss it because we do look back, too much.
All those experiences that left bruises and scars along the way, we carry with us. We remember those. But we forget that there's something else that we carry with us in every moment that can bring us further along if we let it: our light.
We are each alight with energy, love and possibility at birth. Everyone's differences are their own unique light wave that's meant to travel and grow and shine. But, sometimes, life brings physical, mental, emotional and spiritual storms our way and to protect ourselves we cover our light. Sometimes, we keep it covered for a very long time. I've watched this happen to my children, my friends and, yes, myself.
It's harder to let our light shine than it is to stay low. But doing so serves no one, really. We say we don't miss it, but we do and our body and those around us do too. The world is missing a gorgeous soprano, kick ass designer, creative storyteller, inspiring dancer, artist and chef, amazing gymnast and pitcher, gifted teacher and healer.
Be heroic today. Let your light shine...because when it shines in truth, everyone wins.
The light inside each of us, our own inner star is where the magic truly lies.