Last week I shared with you an experience I had when visiting a local church. As imagined, it sparked a lot of conversation – much of which wasn’t even captured through the comments. I had a number of people contact me directly wanting to visit and give a voice to their opinion.
As I stated, I know that what I’m doing does not and will not resonate with everyone – nor does it need to. At the same time, I firmly believe that
you are enough.
You are MORE than enough. You are amazing and you are designed for brilliance.
I know my voice isn’t heard by the masses (yet). I am confident in knowing that it is a voice that NEEDS to be heard. It needs to be heard because we all want to matter.
In fact, one of our biggest desires is to know that we matter.
It ticks me off when I hear that people are still being told that they don’t matter. It really ticks me off when we send our children to ‘institutions’ to be educated and learn and grow and at the same time, they are being told that they need to fit in a box in order to be good enough or to be right.
Isn’t it time that we stand up and say that our children are worth more? Isn’t it time that we step in and do everything we can to support them in embracing their brilliance?
Now IS the time.
Here’s the rub, though. Most parents don’t even realize that they aren’t embracing their own brilliance. Most parents don’t believe themselves to be good enough. Most parents don’t know HOW to teach their children to uncover and embrace their brilliance.
Society teaches us at a very young age that in order to “be enough” we need to
- look a certain way
- act a certain way
- wear the right clothes
- have the right friends
- have the right ‘mate’
- have the right phone, car, house, job, etc. etc. etc.
Society shows us that how compassionate, loving, kind, and generous we are doesn’t really matter if we don’t have all of these others “things” outside of ourselves. We are taught that nothing good comes from within. And we are taught that as we grow up, in order to be ‘good parents’ we need to continue acquiring everything outside of ourselves otherwise our children wont love us.
What a joke.
What our children need is for us to stand up and embrace our brilliance. As I stand up and embrace, my daughter sees that within me and unconsciously takes notice. She sees me stepping forward everyday in the belief that I know to be true and it inspires her.
For all the sons and daughters out there, I will stand up for you. I will continue standing until I can stand no more. I know that you are a shining star. You are brilliant and have so much to offer the world. I believe in you. I know you have a gift, many gifts. Let’s stand together because as we stand, others will join us.
Will you stand with me?