I Am Brilliant

I reread some old writing of mine this morning. It’s an old ur-novel I wrote between 2006 and 2009. It’s brilliant–it’s complex, it’s funny, it’s beautiful, it’s sad. Why did I deny it for so long as garbage, and why did I deny myself in the process as nothing more than a failure? More importantly, what am I denying myself now that really is brilliant?

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And I use the more literal definition of the word. I shine with a light that is illuminating and warm and hopeful. I shine with this brilliance not only of mind but of spirit and heart. When I close myself off, I dim my world’s inner and outer. This is how we’re all connected—so ourselves we think and feel, so the world we inhabit. When we shine, we illuminate, and we reflect a light toward others, encouraging them to shine too.

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Shine, damnit! 😊

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How much time have we lost with petty grudges, old storylines, negative habits, or popular distractions in denying our brilliance? This is not sappy abstractions, I’m being concrete. I have a brilliance just like you. You shine like I shine. And when we deny ourselves that, we deny our world, we deny our god, and we deny our future hopes.

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I Am Brilliant. And I’m not going to deny it any longer. This is day three of the #10dayiamchallenge.

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Leave me a 🔥 that you are brilliant too!

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