Day 10 – It’s Time to Shine

Born to Shine

I wrote the two lines above tonight because these words have been circling my mind more and more with each day that passes.  I feel the truth in them, and I sense them pushing me forward.  They tell me to get out of my own way.  To get out of my own shadow.  To shine.  The words are for me, and they are for you.

My challenge continues to evolve in ways I could have never predicted.  The tech turn off element is very much in effect and is extremely important, but this challenge is really about recognizing my priorities on all levels of my life.  It is about becoming my highest potential self by allowing me to embrace my authenticity.  It is about remembering who I really am and helping others rediscover their light as well.  I am being flooded with signs and revelations.  Undoubtedly they were always there, but I needed to open my eyes once more to be able to see them.

During this evening’s challenge, I unplugged for several hours to listen to a speaker discuss the topic of knowing your value and acting on it.  He talked about recognizing your priorities and gaining positive momentum as you allow your authentic self to take the lead.  For obvious reasons, my ears always perk up whenever I hear the word momentum, but the entire lecture could have been written in response to my unspoken fears and uncertainties.  His words challenged me yet again to reevaluate what I was putting first.  They reinforced the importance of honoring my own value and becoming who I am meant to be.

We cannot expect others to see our beauty if we refuse to see it in ourselves.  It’s time to leave the shadow.  It’s time to shine.

***Joanna***

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Our Mixed Box
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 00:38:27

    Well said 😊😊

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  2. wakinguponthewrongsideof50
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 03:55:19

    You’re shine always comes through your writing!

    Reply

  3. Jade Mayhead
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 06:05:43

    I love that quote, its so true!xo

    Reply

  4. James J. Cudney IV
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 07:25:10

    Hi. I saw your blog called out on one of my online friend’s blogs… she shall remain nameless (ha!)… and saw a few posts… definitely worth following. Nice to e-meet you! -jay

    Reply

  5. Tracy
    Jul 09, 2017 @ 00:47:10

    I’ve been mostly unplugged too this week. Mainly to address anxiety issues but I’ve accomplished a LOT more too. My house is tidy lol. LOVE the quote. πŸ™‚

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    • MoJo
      Jul 09, 2017 @ 10:03:46

      Thank you darling! I started to put my name after it, but then I felt uncomfortable doing it. Please note that the irony of that is not lost on me.

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    • MoJo
      Jul 09, 2017 @ 10:04:28

      More importantly, are you ok honey? I mean really ok.

      Reply

      • Tracy
        Jul 09, 2017 @ 11:13:45

        Really OK? No. Not been really OK since, er, 2005. Whoever said that it’s all downhill after 35 wasn’t kidding lol πŸ˜‰

      • MoJo
        Jul 09, 2017 @ 12:38:24

        You are wonderful. You are amazing. I mean that Tracy. I’ve known you for so little time and of course only via WP, but my life is better because of you. You may feel bleh on every level, but you are big stuff where it counts. πŸ™‚

      • Tracy
        Jul 10, 2017 @ 00:34:19

        That’s made my Monday morning a bit brighter. What a lovely thing to say! The feeling is mutual. πŸ™‚

  6. misifusa
    Jul 09, 2017 @ 09:55:13

    Shine On dear friend! Shine On! xo

    Reply

  7. quirkyshine
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 04:47:36

    Very wonderful post❀❀

    Reply

  8. magickmermaid
    Jul 10, 2017 @ 15:51:44

    So true! Great post! πŸ™‚

    Reply

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