Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's Never Too Late To Be Great

    I've got a cold so I’m going to make this short and cut to the chase. We need everyone to be great, folks. By great I mean your best self, your most holy self, your most loving self.  Be great, do whatever you need to do to make it happen. It shouldn’t be that hard but let’s face it, there’s not a whole lot of support for being great these days. There’s a lot of support for being everything else but not great.  
       My friend Melinda calls it the know your place and stay in it syndrome.  Other  people think they have the right to determine our reality and we let them.  We believe them when tell us that we can’t or shouldn’t or wouldn’t dare.  We believe them when they tell us they're better than us and that we are who they say we are.  We believe them when they tell us the world is flat and man can’t fly.  Yeah, you know what I’m taking about. We believe the self serving deceptions of fear too easily and never question reality. We wait for permission to be great and it never comes and never comes. Eventually we shrivel into ourselves and humanity is diminished a little more.  The world is waiting. You’re the only you we’ve got and we need your gifts.
        Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  True enough, but there's another part to that. The only person who needs to believe in you is yourself.  So, how about it? Just for a moment consider what it would take for you to be great.  What fear do you need to release from your life?  Who have your given your power to that would diminish you and make you believe that you are less then you are, less then you know you are? You are a precious child of God who was created for greatness. Some of you  may still have your doubts though so I'll leave you with this, it’s never too late to be great, baby.

                                  Susan Boyle, proof that it's never too late to be great.



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