As you think about your New Year’s resolutions and goals for the coming year I feel compelled to remind you that you are more powerful than you may know.
Fear not. Great things await you. You can have what you want, do what you want, and be who you want.
The world might seem to be upside down right now, you may at times despair for the future, but everything you need is within your grasp. You can create your own miracles and in so doing, you can save the world.
You may not be comfortable with that power, but you have it nonetheless. It is in each of us and we should not hide from it, we should embrace it.
As Marianne Williamson, in “A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of ‘A Course in Miracles,'” elegantly put it:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Think bigger. Reach higher. Get out of your own way and allow your dreams to become your reality.
You are a child of God and He doesn’t want you to play small.