I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
This is such an encouraging quote to those who feel lost or alone in their trials. In our human weakness, we do not have the confidence to believe that we were made sufficient for our own selves, being able to love ourselves unconditionally and pick ourselves up in the midst of sorrow, or to have the words to give ourselves much needed positivity. But the wonderful truth is we do. And as I said in my post ‘Good News’, it is certainly a practice in slowing down and hearing. Even one person can help to change the course of the world, but those changes must take place first within ourselves, toward ourselves. For when we can treat ourselves properly, we can then reach out to others with wisdom, love, and confidence.
So I just wanted to spread some love and positivity to my readers, and remind you that you are a magnificent creation, with abilities and gifts, and your uniqueness contributes greatly to those around you, and ultimately to the world. And you have everything with you for this journey that you will need to overcome anything that comes to your doorstep. Indeed miracles will happen when we believe in ourselves and make ourselves a familiar friend to our own selves, enabling us to share that with others. The only thing required is slowing down to hear, and to be thankful for these blessings, and for the gift of you, to yourself and to the world. This confidence and faith can move mountains.
Hope your weekend is full of peace and enlightenment.
~ Celeste ~
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There isn’t enough darkness in all the world
to snuff out the light of one little candle.