Belief in one’s self is only a mirror of belief in other people and every person.*
When you discover something new about yourself, you become more grounded and free. It is delightful when you find out more of your hidden light, when the radiance inside you glimmers through in new unexpected colours.**
I have told the story quite a few times.
Back in 2005, I was part of a group
With the hope of growing these into strengths.
Chip Anderson, who was guiding us,
Gave each of us a pair of glasses at the end of the day,
Asking us to use these over the following days for looking at ourselves,
And also to look around at others.
The message was clear,
And I have never forgotten it:
In discovering our own talents and abilities,
We will also ever see people in a different way.
In this, my life and my work were changed,
Eventually giving up what I had been doing for decades
to be able to pursue helping people find their treasure.
*Keith Haring Journals;
**John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty.