Enlightened messengers teach the reason for being is to make yourself and the world better off for your having lived. Accomplishing this goal means not only leaving an Earth changing scientific, technological, financial, or cultural innovation as your legacy to humanity. While these may be invaluable contributions, the greatest achievement is controlling impulsive, self-centered, “I am only human” behavior to perform with positive, peaceful purposefulness in the countless actions that make up your day.
Each moment you set your heart on behaving with positive purpose, you align with the selfless, accountable, and caring side of your being. You rise above the limiting excuse, you are only human, to lead with the best of your emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual self. You live as an ordinary person who creates an extraordinary life.
One of my favorite people, Marianne Williamson, beautifully expresses our hesitation to know ourselves as the Spiritual Being we are in her book, A Return to Love.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Your vast possibilities will never be realized by living in awe of people who choose to be the positive change they want to see in the world. It is by choosing to recognize yourself in them that your greatest potential is held. You and I are indeed spiritual beings on great human adventures.