I have a friend who is a professional speaker. She’s the kind of person who is so articulate, so powerful and bright and naturally captivating, that she could stand at a counter, ordering a burrito and I’d automatically think, “That’s right! No refried beans! You heard the woman!”
So imagine my surprise when right after she spoke at our company event, she plunked herself right down next to me and asked how she came across. Was it good enough and not boring?
I also have gorgeous friends who think they’re ugly, and I have an entrepreneurial neighbor who can’t decide if she’s a financial powerhouse or if she’s about to cause her family to start living in the streets.
Self perception cannot always be trusted! We spend our lives drifting between glimpses of our own infinite glory, and the fear that we’re totally incapable/unworthy/lazy/horrible, and it’s only a matter of time before someone blows the whistle on us. We torture ourselves incessantly, and for what purpose?
If we can glimpse the glory (and I know you can), why do we waste our precious time giving any energy to the other options? Wouldn’t life be so much more fun, productive, and sexy if we fully embraced our magnificently delightful selves?
It’s just as easy to believe we’re awesome as it is to believe we’re stupid/ugly/desperate things.
It takes the same amount of energy. The same amount of focus. So why do we choose all the drama?
Have you ever noticed how when someone you admire goes out and does something phenomenal, you’re happy for her or him, but you’re not surprised – of course they did something phenomenal, they’re a phenomenal person!
But to get yourself to see how amazing you are is like pushing a giant marshmallow up a hill. Yes, there we go, we are up, we are awesome! Oops! We’re sagging! Push it up. There we go. We are all good! Wait, now we’re sagging on the right…
We run around, taking one step forward and fourteen steps back when it’s so unnecessary.
Instead, try seeing yourself through the eyes of someone who admires YOU. They get it. They believe in you leaps and bounds.
They aren’t connected to your insecurities and negative beliefs about yourself. All they see is your true glory and potential. Become one of your own die-hard fans. Look at yourself from the outside, where all your self doubts can’t crawl all over you, and behold what shines through.
You get to choose how you perceive your reality. So why, when it comes to perceiving yourself, would you choose to see anything other than a super huge rock star!
You are loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally. The Universe is freaking out at how awesome you are. It wants you to see what it sees in you.
You are perfect. To think anything else is as pointless as a river thinking that it’s got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that its rapids are too rapid. There is just you, and just being. To shy away from who you truly are would leave the world you-less.
You are the only you there is and ever will be. Do not deny the world its one and only chance to bask in your brilliance.
We are all perfect in our own magnificent, messed up ways. Laugh at yourself. Love yourself and others. Rejoice in everything you are and will be!
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By Lynn Huber
p.s. Wouldn’t life be so much more fun, productive, and sexy if we fully embraced our magnificently delightful selves?
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