“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 is 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 are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Thanks to Spirtibath for the video:


Be the Best

Be the Best

I have a 5-year journal where you give a one sentence answer to a prompt every day for 5 years. This one really struck me; if you could be the best at anything, what would it be?

Maybe I’m crazy, but I have a hard time pinpointing one thing that I would like to be the very best at. I have so many things I like to do and so many things I want to explore. If you had asked my high school sophomore self I would have said soccer; I haven’t touched a soccer ball in a decade. If you had asked me after my first art history class I would have said an art historian; I love art history but realized I didn’t want to spend my days in an office.

Maybe the goal of the question is to show you how much you’ve changed over 5 years, but it brings up the feeling I get when someone asks what I’m planning to do with my life, like you have to pick 1 thing and stick with it. I feel like that’s unfair since so many people change jobs and careers all the time. Why do we have to settle for one thing?

Why not be the best at everything we do?