Radiance

April 27, 2015

Radiance

Merriam Webster defines “radiance” as “a warm, soft light that shines from something.”

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all live our radiance? And have the spiritual confidence to let who we really are be seen and known and then celebrated? Often what stops us is the fear of being misunderstood, or rejected or somehow devalued.

Living our radiance should be our primary objective, but it is not easy stuff when someone else’s approval of us is more important than our own.

This seeking of approval comes from our need to stay safe. We know when and with whom we can be ourselves, understood and valued for who we are and we hide those parts that we know will bring rejection or criticism.

A Course In Miracles tells us the only two emotions we ever feel or exhibit are fear and love – our behavior, reactions and responses fall somewhere on that continuum. If you’re living your true radiance, you’re living from love – and because love is all there is, there is nothing to fear.

Easier said than done, of course. But that takes us to our next favorite definition from Merriam Webster – practice: “To perform often, customarily or habitually.”

Practicing love gets easier the more we do it, allowing our radiance to shine.

 

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