There’s a light inside you that’s you that can’t go out. There’s a kindness within you as warm as the sun. Wholeness and wellness are more intrinsic to you than your first and last names. An original goodness animates you from the inside out. Your radiant, inborn beauty shines brighter than stars. The flames of the Love at your center are inextinguishable. While I might be wrong about these, I could also be right! What’s more, I’ve found living as if they are True makes life magical.
Let me put it this way, as Brené Brown’s research has demonstrated, EVERYONE is doing the best he or she can. Given our genetics, traumas, triumphs, experiences, circle of friends and family, living environment, stress levels, beliefs, messages received from culture, and more, we each do the best we can! The more we can see and realize this about others, and ourselves, the more we will think, speak, and act in kind, caring, and compassionate ways.
If you think of your self in all of its selfness as a building, the images, words, and beliefs we hold and receive from others form our foundation and framework, which shape the building. Likewise, what you and I believe and receive as Truth, shapes who we are and how we act. I believe God, Source, Spirit, the Creator, or whatever your understanding of the Magic behind and within existence is, declared us “very good” from the beginning, and since that’s who made us, how we’re birthed, and why we exist, I personally don’t see a reason to think, speak, or act otherwise. Sure, i get there’s plenty of junk in the world, which is a reflection of the crap in us, but that’s more of the proverbial book’s cover than what’s inside and True at the deepest level. It’s more of an illness or ailment than our essence.
Jesus says the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, at hand, and near, and uses fictional tales to talk about it. Why? I think it’s partly because our reality starts in our imagination. The stories we tell in our heads about life, others, God, and ourselves mold both our consciousness and subconsciousness, which become the “lenses” we see everything through, which informs our mental and emotional landscape, guides the words we speak, and leads our behavior.
Naturally other factors play parts in forming us and our experiences. Another major and relevant one is others. We’re social creatures, so are constantly being swayed or pushed by friends, family, authorities, and beyond. It’s like we’re connected to each person in our circle via an invisible IV, wherein we pass one another nourishment for an evermore exquisite existence, though sometimes not, but it is possible!
That’s why I’m writing this for you and I. It’s so easy for us to forget the fundamental goodness of being alive, together, you/me, and held by the Spirit behind this all! Part of what I think we’re here to do is remind one another of the inherent amazingness of this all, the Love at the center of each of us, and the Light that animates and shines from every person, via encouragement, kindness, compassion, wise observations, and Lovingkindness.
A powerful life lesson I’ve learned is we have the power to greatly influence the aliveness of others, especially those in our circles. Our words and deeds are like a sculptor’s chisels, which uncover, highlight, and magnify our inherent beauty, or superficial junk. Time and again, going both directions, I’ve seen naming the ______ in a person will, over time, bring it out in her or him! And I think YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
The better the story we receive from others and tell in our heads, the better life gets and we become. When we think we suck, we suck. When we’re told we’re not enough, we live impoverished lives. When we believe we’re born bad, we act unkindly. Yet, the opposite is also true! With that in mind, I’d like to bless you again with the words I led with, and invite you to try them on for size.
There’s a light inside you that’s you that can’t go out. There’s a kindness within you as warm as the sun. Wholeness and wellness are more intrinsic to you than your first and last names. An original goodness animates you from the inside out. Your radiant, inborn beauty shines brighter than stars. The flames of the Love at your center are inextinguishable. Have a beautiful day and stay amazing!
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