When on a spiritual coaching retreat I created my own personal mantra: “I honour my own light first, and I illuminate the way for others.” The concept of Your Best You reminded me of this, and how far I may have fallen at times from honouring my own light first.
If I were to honour my own light first, what would I be doing?
Saying NO more, to myself and particularly to others. Resting. Walking. Swimming. Sleeping. Reading. Writing. Laughing. Practising Extreme Self-Care. Living in the sunshine. Finding ways to help the largest number of people. Doing only what I love. Relaxing.
Being authentic. Coming from a place of love and abundance at all times. Putting myself first. Practising what I preach. Leading by example. Taking life one day at a time and savouring each day. Loving and accepting myself and others exactly as we are. Listening more and talking less.
Being with others without judgement, criticism or condemnation. Noticing and enjoying and contributing to the beauty all around me. Writing a daily journal. Being grateful. Meditating. Continuing to learn and sharing that wisdom. Living with intention.
I could go on. There is plenty of time and opportunity for this list to get longer, or even shorter.
And what about you? Who are you when you are Your Best You and how can you get back to that place today?
In studying Wayne Dyer’s book Wishes Fulfilled with a group of my peers, one shared this:
“When you realise your own magnificence you will only attract magnificence into your life and if you believe in things like ‘like attracts like’ then the absolute best way to attract what’s best for you is to love yourself to the point where you are filled with love and will only attract to your life everything that confirms this belief about yourself. It’s actually very simple, really.”
This helped my colleague work out that she’s her best self when she is love. And, in so doing, she inspired me and a couple of others to contemplate and build on her reflections and take us each closer to being our various best selves today and always.