Mindful matters: How to Light up a Room
Who? Me? No, I’m just little ole me. Alice Walker said, “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” That’s kinda deep. Because whenever I’m feeling good about myself, I hear things like “Stay in your lane” and “Who do you think you are?” Sometimes I hear them even from other people, but sadly, it’s often all in my own head. So this week, my husband told me that I light up a room. Isn’t that so wonderful?!? To allow yourself to truly feel light and then in that way be received as such by others. And this week, I will accept it. With Gratitude. And Grace. I am the Light.
We forget that we are ALL the light. You are the light. The light of our parents’ eye. A bright spot. The lamp that illuminates the path. The knowing. You know how to eat healthy. You know what to wear that is flattering to your body type. You know when you’ve upset someone, and you know when you made someone’s day. You already know all these things. You are that proverbial light bulb that goes off when a great idea appears. You are the spark that comes out of seemingly nowhere to light a flame or ignite an inferno. Stop trying to figure it out.
Your new healthier, more aware and vibrant self begins with living in this acknowledgement. Not by regurgitating facts like… eat more vegetables, stay away from carcinogens, stay away from white foods—sugar, flour and whatever else looks pale and devoid of a prior life. When you find yourself reciting characteristics of living in the light just stop. Stop explaining and start living by example. BE the light. Eat foods that lived. Enjoy daylight and the sun. Spend time outdoors in Nature. Have lively conversations and laugh out loud for goodness sake. People know me by my LOUD laugh. And so I give thanks. I understand that this is part of my light.
Don’t let others’ judgement of you become your road map. Live in the light of audacity. I saw a recent Facebook post that said, “I had no choice but to boss up and create my own lane.” I love it! I am creating my own lane.
Start taking care of yourself. BE the light. And BOSS up!
THAT is how you light up a room!
UGottaEat…so eat mindfully.