Every person on this planet is needed. Each of us was born with a unique combination of natural gifts, talents, and passions that our world desperately needs.
When we make the effort to identify our gifts and choose to use those gifts to live out our passions, we shine our light out into the world. That light is our true nature. It is also known as love, joy, and creativity. It exists within every single one of us. Nobody is excluded. It is available to us at every moment, and it is meant to be shared with the world. When we choose to shine our light, we spread love and joy out into the world. In return, we find joy ourselves.
As we go through life, sometimes we forget about that light within us. We may lose our focus on our gifts as we compare ourselves to others. Our light may get covered over by painful experiences, fears, guilt, the opinions of others, and a variety of other reasons. There is no need to compare ourselves with others, as we each have our own unique purpose to fulfill here, and our light is meant to shine in our own unique way. Although we may lose sight of it temporarily, the light itself can never be diminished. It is always there, waiting for us to remember it and to allow it to shine through.
At times, we all need to be reminded of the light within us. Be the person who does that for others. Make it a point to look for the good within every person you meet. Look past their outward appearances and faults, and learn to see people for who they really are. Once you identify the light in another person, focus only on that. Point out their good qualities, help them to see that light within themselves, and encourage them to use their gifts to spread love out into the world.
Let your light shine today, and encourage others to do the same! Let’s all lift each other up and make this world a better place together!