Our light reflects off a shiny thing. We are so enamored by the brightness that we forsake our journey. We detour — we need to hold the shiny thing, to enjoy its brightness, to be with the newness. But, as with all shiny things, the novelty wears off soon enough. Then we find in a mad dash to the next newest, shiniest bling. Instead of continuing on a journey of purpose, we take detour after detour grabbing onto illusion after illusion.
Chasing shining things is a mindless quest to find the perfect job, perfect home, perfect relationship, perfect whatever that will chase away the ills and make our life complete. We shine our light onto the world searching for the ultimate source of peace — the answer to our life quest. We do not realize that as we shine our light out the window, what we seek is only found within us.
We spend so much time shining our light into the world and then chasing after its reflection that we forget we are the light. Within us is a spark that flares guiding us through uncertainty. When we lose sight of our internal guidance, we get mired in life’s commotion. We are unable to see what is real on our journey and what are blings of illusion. We leap here and there searching for the elusive answer to our inner turmoil. Our search takes us anywhere but inside of us.
When we remember that within the shiny thing is less bling and more an invitation for growth, we are less likely to get carried away by the allure of illusion and subsequent turmoil. We realize that we are the light and the light is us. When we are the light, the reflection of our thoughts words, and actions alleviate the bleakness of the world. Through our light, we share compassion and hope. We transform into our best self.
When we remember that we are the light, we better understand its purpose. The beacon guides us through uncertainty and turmoil. Although our light reveals our path of purpose, we do not shine unless we nurture the internal ember. As we nurture the ember, our reflections upon the world are not bling illusion traps, but are means of navigating through each challenge. With each challenge met, we become brighter transformative beacons of light in a darkened world.
Vanessa F. Hurst, ms, is a Mindful Coach, Neural Synchrony™ facilitator, Professional Speaker, and Author who weaves her inner wisdom into all she touches. Vanessa assists clients in navigating their life paths with intuition. Her books are A Constellation of Connections: Contemplative Relationships and Engaging Compassion Through Intent & Action. Contact Vanessa @ email@example.com for keynotes, programs, and consultations.
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