Just imagine yourself standing in front of a mirror, in the dark. You are aware that the mirror is there but you’re lost to the reflection of you it produces, because to see yourself in the true state of being requires a bit of light. The type of illuminating that demands mental liberation and self appreciation. This is because no matter how beautiful you know you are, that knowledge becomes deniable if you’re stuck in darkness. Reason is because, you become blinded to reality, same applies to everyone looking to appreciate your beauty.
Your failure at times may be ascribed to lack of support from others, or in another case total disapproval from people who don’t consider you good enough. Truth is, there are so many talented and insignificant humans. People who are aware of their gifts and potentials but are blinded to how much power and life they carry. They are scared of the possibilities within them, so they decided to shut their eyes to them. People who only dare, not to try. You must endeavor not be fall in these categories.
Your must open your eyes. Turn on the light. Step outside from darkness. Do what needs to be done.
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No matter how familiar you are with an environment, no matter how much you’ve mastered a path, you just have to keep going. You must endeavor to be alive to the light within you.
Like many others, I know a friend who is a talented vocalist, nothing more. He can sing, he has a great voice, but that’s only within his room and bathroom. Ask him why he doesn’t want to try, he’d give you loads of excuses, none of which makes sense. He is scared of failing so bad he created an escape route for light and belief in his talent. He manifested failure by building a wall around his heart. You must open your heart to positivity.
You need light to shine. That light is the strong belief you have about your talent when no one considers it worthy. It is the risk you take when the odds are against you, consistency during little or no growth. Call it resilience and perseverance. That light is you, you are all you need to shine. You just have to try, try again and keep trying till you make your mark. You will as long as you find light to shine.
Light is an opportunity. The type you must search for continually and be obsessed about.
Femi Fragile also known as The Cooking Pen is a writer cum cook who is skilled in the art of storytelling and creating meals. He blogs at www.femifragile.com.ng. He has a passionate interest in helping relationships and curing emotional curiosities. You can follow him on instagram femifragile and twitter femi_fragile.