Stop playing your life small. Playing down your own strengths. You can't hide in your own shadows so others will feel better about their own lives. We all know that everyone has a story, and if you're shining, somewhere along the way, there may have been a dark and gloomy place that you resided in, where your heart took residence.
When you dim your light, you're really dishonoring how far you've come in life. Your job is not to worry if others will feel dark in your shadow.
Don't step away from your own greatness just to fit in. When you step into your greatness, allow your light to shine, you finally feel the lightness of flight, the freedom of liberation, the exhilaration of victory, rather than the burden of the weight of diminishing your brilliance.
Sort of like when you wear those too-tight in the first place jeans, when you finally take them off and fling them to the high heavens...
Within your vulnerability lies your greatness strength and sometimes it is in your failures, stumbles and falls where the greatness lies.
The light comes from the divine and that is ultimately what's shining through. Humble accept it, walk in it, bask in the glory...its yours and you can't dim that for anyone.
~from the life lessons vault~