I am taking a course on Insight Timer app called The Art of Timefulness: Transform the Way you Manage Time by Tom Evans. Day one focused on breath, day two on relaxation, and today was about procrastination. During this meditation, he asked us to focus on fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of ridicule, fear of success, and fear of being magnificent.
By identifying these fears, we can remove them and replace with unconditional love. Through this we learn what our purpose is and speak our truth.
I connected most with being magnificent and letting my light shine as I call it. I don’t necessarily fear the unknown. I most certainly fear failure and this has stopped me from trying activities or business ventures. I fear failure with building my publishing company, I fear ridicule when I publish a book and worry whether people will enjoy it. Will it impact their lives? Will they want to read the next one?
I fear success, because then the bar has risen, and I fear that I can’t live up to what is expected.
But what I fear the most is sharing my light, my magnificence in the truest form I know. Imagine being completely yourself, sharing who you are without pretense, opening yourself to vulnerability–and being rejected.
That could stop anyone from being magnificent.
But if I do what I am meant to do from the purest part of who I am, which is to share hope through writing and empower others to create hope, how can I fail? And if someone thinks I write crap or isn’t affected by my words or doesn’t enjoy my stories, it’s not personal to me, it is just who and where they are in their life.
When I think of being magnificent in this way, it’s freeing, uplifting, and empowering.
So today I’m going to be magnificent in whatever I do. I’m going to be myself, share my truth, and hope that others can do the same.
Knowing ourselves is the first step to being magnificent. Journal your way to magnificence:
Answer these questions for each (unknown, failure, ridiculed, success, magnificence)
What do you fear about . . .
Write about a time when you faced . . .
What did you learn?
What is standing in the way of your magnificence?
What would being magnificent look like to you?
Once you answer these questions, create a mantra for your day, week or month or use the one I created. I highly recommend Tom Evans’ class and the free meditations on Insight Timer.