Likely you’ve been told (by me as well as by others) to shine your light! Be kind, generous, thoughtful, use your gifts: SHINE! Shine also your inner light ever so brightly by letting the love and joy in your heart be seen in everything you do. The world needs our light, yes?
Yes it does! In fact, it needs our individual lights so much so that this wisdom:
Better to illuminate than merely to shine. Thomas Aquinas
is even more needed than “Shine your light”.
To illuminate is to invite others to shine. We will experience the absence of darkness only insofar as we all shine brightly. So…
Every chance you get, choose to illuminate! Encourage and invite, be present to and celebrate, step aside so that another’s light can shine. Be that which illuminates. Be the spark, the starter. You may not be perceived as a bright light as your neighbor shines brightly, but the world will be a much brighter place with everyone shining with you!
How willing are you encourage your neighbor to shine?
What does your ego need to release in order to choose illumination?
What’s possible if you do?