It’s important to understand that if you want to be seen in the spotlight, it isn’t the spotlight itself that makes you look good.
It’s not because of the spotlight that you shine. Your light comes from within you. Making your dreams real begins within you. The more comfortable you are with who you are, the easier it will be for you to stand out, and to step into the light.
The better you know and love yourself, the more you allow yourself the permission and space to simply be who you are, the simpler it will be for you to fearlessly step forward and be seen.
It’s not what’s coming in from the outside world that makes it real for you, but how you choose to be, from the inside out.
The power is within you already: the power to decide to become conscious, to heal yourself, to give yourself permission to be one of a kind.
In other words, making it real is an inside job.
No matter what others may pressure you to be, if you are grounded within your own truth, it will be effortless for you to know what you need to do next. If your loyalty is to a group, to your family or friends, or to someone else’s way of seeing, you may want to spend some quality time and sort through yourself to see if you’ve been blindly loyal at the expense of your own truth.
If you’re afraid of being ostracized by the group for being yourself, you will hold yourself back from living your own life. Your life won’t belong to you, and you won’t be free.
If you can’t be what others want you to be, be yourself instead. Find out what that is, and make it real by becoming it, with complete honesty.
The following is from an article called ‘Nurse Reveals the Top 5 Regrets People Make On Their Deathbed’:
“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” ~ This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. -by Bronnie Ware
It is time to step up your game, to decide to free yourself of those old restrictions.
Let go of the rules that held you back, such as the need to make sense to everyone, be perfect, or live sensibly.
As you’ve no doubt noticed, a lot of things do not make sense right now. We are moving to a new time in our evolution, and yes, we are evolving. It’s happening anyway, so you might as well come along.
If you’re not sure where to start, you may want to begin by asking yourself, what makes it real for you?
What do you really want? Be honest with yourself, and you’ll never need to worry about what others think. By living your truth from within, you will show them who you’ve decided to be.
‘Morning Ant’ ©Karas Cahill on Flickr