Your light is enough.

“Each person shines with his or her own light. No two flames are alike. There are big flames and little flames, flames of every color. Some people’s flames are so still they don’t even flicker in the wind, while others have wild flames that fill the air with sparks. Some foolish flames neither burn nor shed light, but others blaze with life so fiercely that you can’t look at them without blinking, and if you approach you shine in the fire.” ― Eduardo Galeano

I’ve made 2 (costly) mistakes when it comes to managing my inner light.

Let this be some straight talk if you’re making these same mistakes.
(haha and let’s face it: I will probably need to be set straight again some point in the future).
  1. Are you hiding your light?

Don’t. We need you. Lit up.
“You playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightening about shrinking so others won’t feel insecure around you. As you let your own light shine, you indirectly give others permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson
  1. Are you running around everywhere trying to spread your light? and ending up burnt out?

You’re feeling good and lit up and feel like it’s your duty to spread that goodness around? You’re trying to spread your light as far and wide as you can? You’re lit on FIRE and you want everyone else to feel this way too?
You start running and spreading the light everywhere you can: “Here, some fire for you!”, “Here, some fire for you too!”, “and for you!”. You start running so fast and so erratically, that… your flame can no longer sustain itself.
Run, run, run…
burn out, burn out, burn out. 

Here’s the reminder:

Just you glowing is ENOUGH. ❤

Simply tend your flame. Slow and steady. With presence and care.

That’s all that’s needed. No running, no hiding, no agenda.

With that kind of action, you bring more light in the world and “when you let your own light shine, you unconsciously give others permission to do the same.” – Nelson Mandela
I see you. I love you. I am you.
Inge
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