When you allow yourself to get in your own way and keep your music inside, your creativity bottled up or your passion still in question within your heart, you'd think you are the only one feeling unfulfilled and frustrated!
Disclaimer: I don't mean success in the traditional sense of achieving more or succeeding in a way that you are matching up to standards that someone else has set, but rather success in terms of feeling fulfilled and authentic to your true self.
But here's another perspective..
At first this might sound preposterous, but just hear me out first!
We are all here with a unique gift (or many unique gifts) and when we don't allow ourselves to honour that uniqueness, we keep the world deprived.
Because that one person who can relate to only your story of triumph, because the change in energy of your whole home when you own your gift and allow it to shine, because that sense of possibility that your child perceives from looking at how you go out into the world ----- ALL OF THIS CAN ONLY HAPPEN WHEN YOU ALIGN WITH YOUR PASSION.
Here's a little excerpt from Marianne Williamson that I want to share with you today:
“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 does not serve the world. There is 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 make 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 are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"