I’m a fan of the life-inviting, ever-green jewels by Florence Scovel Shinn and currently reading The Power of the Spoken Word in The Complete Works. Last night this passage on page 234 struck me: “The first start toward success is to be glad you are yourself.”
I find this to be profound. How often have you wished to be someone else? How often have you heard other people say, ‘I wish I was more like her?’
Unless we fully love who we are we cannot expect to stand in our greatest power. It’s so delicious, satisfying, and empowering to be one’s own self. Are you glad you are yourself?