Diamond do not shine on their own. They shine because they have many facets that catch and reflect the light, just like you.
Each of you has many facts to who you are as well. The difference is that you rarely show them all at once. You tend to hide them, only revealing them when you think the time and place is right.
You have one face for the office, another for dates, and still another for the gym. You have your sexy face, your playful face, your vacation face and your serious face, but rarely do you bring them together and allow your true self to shine through.
It is why so many of you feel the stress you feel. You grow burdened with the guilt of your past or anxiousness for the future. You focus on the wrong face appearing at the wrong time until you learn to show them all at once, learning to shine as the person you truly are, regardless of the outcome. Until you learn to do this you will never shine like you could.
Just imagine what you could do if all the energy you spent keeping yourself in check were spent on being productive, pursing your dreams as nothing less than 100% truly and fully YOU.
Imagine what it would feel like to be your authentic self all of the time.
Imagine how freeing it would be to be you, Y, O, U, you.
For many of you it may just be a dream. The fear of losing your job or your friends keeps you neatly in the cell you created for yourself from the delusions that others may have put in place for you, but that you carry all by yourself.
Why lie to those around you? Why lie to yourself?
What would happen if you practiced honesty throughout your life by being the person you truly are?
Imagine what you could accomplish by simply being you?
After all, it is your life. Why not label this fall the time to start living it your way?