Let Your Light Shine

Just wanted to share this with you all. It’s something I have struggled with recently, and I’m trying to put my foot down and break out! Raaaaaaawwwwrr! It’s time we allow ourselves the freedom to be who we are, who we want to be, who we aspire to be, imperfections and all…

For me, I don’t know if it was because I had kids or because I became a Christian, but around that time,  my concept of self and ego went right out the door. It seams like I lost myself.

‘I gave my children everything I had, but I think I let my own light diminish a little.’ (CLICK TO TWEET)

Christine Hassler

For a long time, I felt like I was at the grind, trying to just be a good parent and a good person. Trying to be PERFECT… and failing completely because we can’t be perfect, right, no matter how hard we try. Realizing my imperfections, I thought, why not take it even further?  I proceeded to (figuratively) flog myself for my failures.

I do this with art, too. I have even projected my perfectionism onto my oldest daughter (Ok, that was hard to share, but it’s true. She tries so hard to be perfect, just like me.)  After constantly scrutinizing myself, I started to feel like a failure, as a person. Can you relate to this at all?

Gosh, this is pretty heavy conversation here… So, why am I telling you all this? Well, for starters, I want to change.  A good way to change, is to verbalize it. Second, maybe you feel similar and we can relate. Or maybe you (like me) need to give yourself permission go let YOUR light shine!

Let’s see what Christine has to say about it, over on The Daily Love, and then please do come back to share how YOU feel! Isn’t it time we consciously seek joy and goodness, and spend our time  laughing…. playing…. joking….!

Finally, here is a fabulous little affirmation graphic from my sweet friend and cohort, Ohn Mar Win. Remember YOU ARE enough!

Ohn Mar Win



4 thoughts on “Let Your Light Shine

  1. It is. Those are some great lyrics. “Let” it, not “make” it, I like that. I do think some conscientious thought helps too! 🙂

  2. I find this quote by Salvador Dali freeing: ‘Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.’ Because it doesn’t exist. Be you, let your light shine and that is enough.
    BTW, I am not Christian but I sing this song to myself because I believe we all have a light inside of us and the world is a better place when we let it shine. Curiously, I just looked up the lyrics to the song and found that this is one of the verses~
    I’m not going to make it shine
    I’m just going to let it shine
    I’m not going to make it shine
    I’m just going to let it shine
    I’m not going to make it shine
    I’m just going to let it shine
    Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

    Isn’t that beautiful?

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