As a little girl I remember singing; “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” And of course “Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.” But have you noticed how children naturally shine, especially when they feel loved or appreciated? They know that their natural state is joy and they enjoy or “add joy” to even the most mundane tasks.
They see dragon scales in tree trunks, rainbows in dew drops and heaven in a bucket of mud. They do not judge, compare or criticize that we learn as we grow up. A child once asked a sage, “Why are adults so grumpy?” He replied: “Because the older you get, the more you find to fuss and worry about.” It is our judgements which lead to criticism, complaints and resentment that dim our light.
George Bernard Shaw said:
“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of
splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the
moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as
possible before handing it on to future generations.”
We become radiant when we align with our true nature which is joy.
When we let go of judgement and connect with our loving essence, we experience and radiate love and become a light unto the world.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross said:
“People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle
and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness
sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there
is a light within.”