I was recently reminded by someone close to me of the part of the human condition that demands, we cannot be given anything “just because.”
The challenge of our growth is to remember that this is a flawed premise.
Where is this flawed premise? In so many conversations in our daily dialog, and in our automatic dialog we use without being conscious of what we’re saying to each other…
“You must earn it.”
“You must be worthy.”
“It takes hard work.”
“It doesn’t come easy. Nothing does.”
“Don’t think you can get something for nothing.”
“You’ve got to be willing to give more than you get.”
“Manage your expectations.”
“Don’t expect the world to land at your feet.”
“You’ve got to keep plugging away at it over and over again.”
“It doesn’t happen every time, but every so often for the lucky few.”
“It’s a rare thing.”
“If you’re lucky…”
“Opportunity only knocks for those that do the work.”
I could go on. I won’t. Feel free to add your own. You can leave it as a comment below. It’s always great to acknowledge the other conversations floating around out there.
Now I’ll remind you of your greatness with a quote from two outstanding leaders, Marianne Williamson, who conceived it, and Nelson Mandela, who quoted her in his inaugural address as President of South Africa.
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 we fear most.
— Marianne Williamson
The Universe gives to me because I am. There is nothing I must do to ‘achieve’ my birthright. I am divine. That is enough.
— Monique McIntyre
Reminder complete. Thank you for reading.
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