Day 69: Be Kind and Shine
“Stop looking outside for scraps of fulfillment, for validation, security, or love; you have a treasure within that is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.” – Eckhart Tolle
The other night at a Bloom Retreat yoga class, the teacher guided us through the most beautiful mediation practice. She had us imagine the little person inside of us, any age from infant to small child. Next, she asked us to imagine a door at our hearts and to open this door, letting in the most incredible light to shine onto our divine inner child. Then, we were asked to hold that child in this warm, bright and inviting light with the knowledge that we are one in the same, we are loved, we are enough and most importantly divine. Finally we were asked to let the light shine from inside ourselves and out through the door.
Everything we think we need or want, already lies within each of us. Just as the quote says above, but how do we we look inside and find the divinity, the treasure within? I will admit it is not easy, and those moments for me are rare and fleeting, but the more we can practice becoming aware, holding space for ourselves and honoring the present moment, the more the light will stay on and then shine our true divine selves out into the world.
Practice bringing your inner light, inner being to the surface by digging deep for your true essence in whatever way seems best for you. For me, it begins with awareness and then with that awareness practicing being in the present moment. Be kind and let yourself shine. (It rhymes!)
When we shine we cannot help but be kind to our loved ones, to strangers and to our planet.
Photo Courtesy of FreeImages.com and The Very Kind Matthew Bowden