When I dare to be different, to follow my calling no matter the whispers, no matter the stares, then I break through the boundaries that others have placed about me and I feel my true self. And within that self, I find the strength and the power that is the true me. My light shines brighter, not dimmed by the darkness of others.
And when I make myself of use, in the service of others, whatever that may be, it is the service that matters most, not my fear of my powerful and engaging being – nor the fear that I am in some way lacking.
As you discover your beautiful self, layer by layer, peeling away old, useless parts of you that used to be, you will unveil, unfold like a spring blossom into something of magnificence in your best, most fearless, moments. And when those moments occur, do not let yourself recoil in self-judgment but rather embrace this new you, exposing little by little, layer by layer, your true calling.