When you let your own light shine, you unconsciously give others permission to do the same.
~ Nelson Mandela
There are some truths that we cannot overlook, the keys to happiness and inner peace are not so difficult to find. If there’s anyone out there who still believes life should travel in a straight line, it was never meant to, in the first place. Each and every life event and circumstance we’re going through are simply here to test our beliefs about ourselves and about the world that we have. Once we know what these beliefs are, we are able to change it. We can all agree that stars can’t shine without darkness, there will be no music without silence and we would not enjoy the warmth of the summer if we had no cloudy skies and chill winters. How could you tell feeling good from feeling bad, if you would only feel good all the time? No matter how much we would want that only great things happen to us and that we’re happy go lucky 24/7, life is purposefully made of ups and downs. And if this bothers you, then you need to see what beliefs you have deep inside that tell you things should only be positive and bright all the time. Once you identify this belief, it’s in your power to change it and embrace the magical power of the contrast. Allow life to happen to you in miraculous ways and know that you’re in the right place at the right time, no matter what. A breakthrough to a new dawn is imminent. Remember, consistency is the evidence of belief. Keep smiling at the person in the mirror.
Stars don’t shine because they want to be seen. They shine because they are stars.
~ Alexander Den Heijer