We are all great. We are all amazing. We are all special. But most of us don’t think of ourselves that way. Most of us doubt our attributes, play down our skills and choose to believe in a not-so-great, not-so-amazing picture of ourselves that we then spend a lot of time trying to prove is true.
But what if we all chose to believe in our greatness, to trust in our inherent value on this earth, and confidently step into our greatness rather than shrinking off into the background with our complaints of an unfair world. What if we all created a picture of ourselves as “big”, as “huge”in our capacity to make the difference we know we want to make in the world.
I have a few special friends who call me into that space, who call me to be big, who expect me to be big. How do they do this? They see me as being big already. They don’t buy into my own story and all the evidence I could show them that I am nothing special, I’m not really that good, and that I’m really quite insignificant and not interesting to anyone. They refuse to let me play that card or run with that melodrama. They see beyond it all to the very heart of who I am, what I stand for, and who I am as my very best self. They call me to be the best person I can possibly be and they will not entertain any evidence I give them to the contrary. They just don’t buy my b___s___.
And because of these people who provide a clearing for me to be as great as I can possibly be, I have started to trust that what I have to offer the world is worth offering and what I have to give is worth giving. I’m starting to trust that I am enough at any given time, in any given situation. I’m starting to trust that when I need the words, they will be there and they will be perfect for the situation. I’m starting to trust that I have the tools I need to get through anything life throws at me, and to do so powerfully, with integrity, grace and dignity.
And perhaps most importantly I’m starting to trust that those around me who I love and care for also have the tools to manage their circumstances powerfully, and I don’t need to feel I have to do it all for them. I am seeing that stepping into my own greatness is a lot about letting go of my need to control and be in control, and creating a space for others to be great just by letting go and trusting them to be so.
To paraphrase the movie Field of Dreams, “Build it and they will come”. And my favourite Buddha quote sums it up – “The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows”. Step into your greatness everyone!!
CFS & ME Expert, The Get Up and Go Guru