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Be At Your Best, More of the Time

And if we can choose, more than we think, who we want to be, why not choose to Be At Your Best?

The best thing you can do is get good at being you. Dennis the Menace

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, fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Marianne Williamson and as quoted by Nelson Mandela

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I once heard a story that each of us comes into this life as a pristine, pure, flawless diamond. And, through the trials of growing up and the course of life's pains, our innate brilliance becomes hidden by a load of rubbish.

Then, when we become adults, we cover the whole mess with a coat of bright, shiny nail varnish. We present this artificial veneer to the world and wonder why no one seems to think it's that extraordinary. Over time, we may even come to believe that this protective shell is who we really are, and we shape our whole personal identity around it.

But, if we are very lucky, life presents us with a gift - a 'wake up call'. Something takes place, when for a moment we crack through the hardened surface, look past the layers of muck and catch a glimpse of the radiant brilliance shining from deep within.

Then, if we are very, very lucky, we spend the rest of our life journeying homeward into this exquisite beauty and freedom. We discover that we have always been, and will always be, this pristine, flawless diamond.

Brandon Bays Close

Just as surely as speed flows from simplicity, simplicity is grounded in self-confidence. Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do.
Jack Welch Close
The process of the good life is not, I'm convinced, a life for the faint hearted... it involves stretching and growing... the courage to be. It means launching oneself fully into the stream of life.
Carl Rogers Close