For a minute, imagine that you are a small Sun.
What are your roles and responsibilities?
Will you stop shining if you are surrounded by dark clouds?
Will you please others at the expense of deviating from your essence?
Will you be anyone other than yourself?
Imagine what the Sun in our solar system goes through.
Some people get skin cancer due to over exposure to its rays.
Some people enjoy its beauty.
Animals and plants rely on its energy to live.
Some people hide from its heat and may get sick or die from its intensity.
At some locations, some people want the Sun to be cooler or hotter.
Does Sun feel guilt and shame due its undesirable impact on others?
Does Sun feel proud and arrogant due to all its life giving?
Will Sun’s behavior change if everyone one the planet disapproves of its presence?
Remember the essence of who you are.
You are light.
You are love.
Do not dim your light to fit in or be accepted.
Be true to yourself, no matter what happens around you.
Copyright @2020 by Shervin Hojat