Words To Share

The following poem by Marianne Williamson has spoken to me currently. Just last night I printed this poem and framed it to place in my office. I need to be surrounded by these words right now.

It also reminds me of this post about the fear of success. I hope you find what you need in these words as well:

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.

 

The light in me honors the light in you.

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Mundane Mondays

In an effort to listen to my body’s cues to let go of some control and look inward, I’ve been making an effort to be more intentional.
We all know that social media shows the highlight reels of life. The best of times. Moments in which we are living our most fabulous lives.
And we also know that depression, as well as feelings of loneliness and isolation are at an all-time high.

In reflection of living more intentionally I’ve noticed it is within the seemingly mundane moments that I find the most joy. Those moments that can be easily overlooked. The moments that rarely get posted because, well, they seem boring. So I’m starting #MundaneMonday. Each Monday I will post my favorite mundane memories from the week prior.

I’m doing this to remind myself that in truth these moments aren’t mundane at all. These moments are where life happens. This life is extraordinary and difficult and stressful and pure and gritty. So instead of spending life waiting for “big” moments, I want to make sure I celebrate each small, seemingly mundane moment as well.

My #MundaneMonday moments from last week: waking up to the sounds of my pup dreaming, cuddle puddle with my boyfriend, & going to church with a friend on Sunday.

Share your mundane moments with me!

 

The light in me honors the light in you.