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Thoughts for Thursday- Let Your Light Shine

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Your playing small does not serve the world… Wow.  How powerful is that thought?  We play life small in so many ways.   It’s almost as if we are afraid to take up too much space, to have too many needs… to be too human.  But maybe by playing life small, we are actually creating more angst for ourselves.  Maybe it is the trying to be small that is making us feel so suffocated and discontent.  Maybe small isn’t working for us anymore.

Remember the little song you used to sing as a child This Little Light of MineThis little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.  I won’t let anyone blow it out, I gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine.  Those words take on a whole new meaning in adulthood when fear, insecurity, loss, and disappointment threaten to cover our light.  You were born with a light and you were born to take that light around the world.  When we try to be small so as to please everyone and bother no one, we cover our light.

It takes courage to let your light shine.   And, thankfully, courage is contagious.  People see someone stepping out of the shadows and it gives them the inspiration to uncover their light.  Light brings forth more light.  It’s the best ripple effect ever.

How are you covering your light right now in your life?  How are you playing life small?  What is one thing you could do in the next week that brings you out of hiding and lets your light shine?

 

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

I’m gonna take this light around the world and I’m gonna let it shine.
I’m gonna take this light around the world and I’m gonna let it shine.
I’m gonna take this light around the world and I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

I won’t let anyone blow it out, I’m gonna let it shine.
I won’t let anyone blow it out, I’m gonna let it shine.
I won’t let anyone blow it out, I’m gonna let it shine.
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.