May 2017 – Shining Means – 19

karenika.comThis card says: Shining means showing up being willing to be seen. Stepping into the light. Not being afraid to show myself. Not being afraid to say what I came to say. It means showing up again and again even after it hurts. Even when it’s hard. Especially then.

Life is an exercise in showing up. 

You can’t do anything if you’re not there. You can’t do anything if you don’t participate. 

It doesn’t mean not being scared. It doesn’t mean not wanting to get under the covers and hide. It means showing up anyway. 

It doesn’t mean not making mistakes. It means getting up and dusting off and showing up again anyway.

Again and again and again.

I work on this every single day.

I’d rather hide in the shadow. I’d rather everyone leaves me be and I can leave them be. But I don’t.

I choose to participate. I get into the light and let it shine on me and try to do more good than harm. I am scared, worried, and have to fight my instincts every moment. But I show up anyway. 

Because I can’t shine if I am not there.

Shining Means is a Monthly Project for March 2017. You can read more about my projects for 2017 here. You can read about the start of this project here.

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