Are you afraid of your own light?

Are you afraid of your own light?

My favourite quote that sums this statement is common and very popular a lot of you have related to it shared it liked and maybe even screen grabbed it. Here it is.

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 and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.Your playing small does not serve the world.There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
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.
—Marianne Williamson


See you’re familiar with it, but why are we afraid of something that is as awesome as being brilliant, Fabulous, gorgeous, talented? Before I can answer that, let’s look at the word light itself. According to, light is the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible. Aaah I’m more in intrigued about the last part of this sentence the light stimulates sight and makes things visible. Once you start living a life that’s in the light all of you becomes visible to yourself, your character flaws, your anger, your bitterness and many other things within that we’d rather not share with the world. Things that we’d rather bury it so deep, things we’d rather stop talking to people when they point them out than admit it, own it, face it.Are you still there, dear reader? I’m intense, I’m deep, that’s my light.

For one to grow and change we have to see the truth of who we are. To avoid the brightness of our light, we do a lot of crazy things. Like drinking alcohol to hide from ourselves (those of you who know me personally know I do enjoy a glass here and there-wink- let’s face the truth of it, it becomes toxic when you start trying to drink your pain away) or have multiple sexual partners. As if you’ll find your worth there, or drugs, some people obsess over outward appearances to cover the pain inside. Notice that I keep saying pain about not living in the light? Cos it is painful, its soul crushingly destructive.

The process of change is excruciating, but diamonds are created under pressure. I just cliched ya’ll with that diamonds quote, don’t judge it’s a good quote. You’re still here? Good. I want to tell you how to live in the light, to Judge Judy you guys with truth and wisdom, but you see I’m also a work in progress, so here is what I know. Start by telling yourself the truth. The truth about your destructive habits, the truth of where you are in life compared to where you want to be. The truth about who you are and what really makes you happy, the truth of what makes you shine the brightest.

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Elegant Me
  • Otja Tjipetekera
    Posted at 16:27h, 28 August Reply

    This is such a good read, I’ll do a retrospective analysis of myself soon and try not just to lighten up my world but to lighten up thee world! 🌟🌍 Thanks for sharing those profound words there, Meya! Well done hun! 😘

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