There's an incredibly well-known quote from Henry David Thoreau which says "What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us." It's a quote that's been used around the world by sports coaches, teachers, leaders and the like, basically saying 'nothing can compere to your own personal power'. It's impactful and memorable. What we found out recently though is that that is not the end of the quote.....Thoreau goes on to say "And when we bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen"......Bring what is within, out into the world. Now THAT is something we can resonate and get on board with!
It's easy enough to grasp the concept of our own personal power and 'what lies within us' but the concept of 'bringing what is within....out into the world' to experience miracles is utterly brilliant. Yet in parts, totally and unequivocally terrifying at the same time.
The phrase in the quote, however, 'what is within, out' though? - that's the phenomenal part.
So often we fear bringing 'what is within, out' because of how society perceives we should be, or fear of the unknown or being judged....which we believe is total rubbish. Your 'within' is what makes you so incredibly wonderful and unique. Your 'within' is where you store your precious goals and aspirations and passions and ultimately, your purpose. Your 'within' is meant to be given the opportunity to come 'out' and show itself so that you can live fully, truly and wholly. No matter what.
Thoreau says 'miracles happen' when you bring what is within, out.
Miracles happen when you say YES to yourself. When you put what your heart pumps for first, and everybody else's expectations second. When you fully embrace your 'within' and all it yearns for, and all that it is...THEN, wonderful, incomprehensible, divine and miraculous things occur as the world aligns....for you. In your career, in your business, in your decision making, in your future planning...'within' needs to be 'out'. All the way out!
It's not always easy to make decisions based on your deep and honest 'within' in today's' world. You've gotta have a whole lotta guts and gumption and persistence to follow through with your big wonderful 'within', and you've got to be really great at tuning out the voices who just aren't' worth listening to. The nay-sayers, the doubters, the folk who merely raise an eyebrow in question to your journey are not to be listened to, or followed.
You're bigger, bolder and so much more of a renegade than they are, as you tune into what your heart swells for, and follow it.
Trust us, it is the most incredible feeling to have your 'within' worn proudly on display, knowing you're walking your truth. Knowing you are saying YES to yourself, and knowing, without a doubt...that miracles are happening.