We’re all so busy going somewhere, like ships in the night. Wherever you think you’re going, stop today and imagine that you have already arrived. This is it. You’re here. You’re you. That’s your destination. You have arrived, and there is nowhere else to go. You are no longer a ship. You are a house. A house with a little light inside: A lighthouse.…
The mission of a lighthouse is not to go somewhere, because it has already arrived. You are already exactly where you are meant to be. The mission of a lighthouse is to shine. So shine!
“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson
If there’s nowhere to go, what’s the point? The point of being a lighthouse is to be a beacon of safety for those arriving home. It is to be a beacon of adventure for those setting sail. The point is to shine brightly every day ~ in service to others, in gratitude to the ground you stand on, in respect to the flow of the wind and waves ~ shining brightly, shining quietly…
“Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.” ~ Dwight L. Moody
In 100 years from now, today’s ships will be gone. The greatest lighthouses will remain. Legacies are made by the shining men and women making a stand. Lighthouses last. Making a stand keeps you standing.
Anyway, it’s just a thought for the day. Tomorrow you can go back to sailing the ship and striving to get somewhere. But today, imagine what it feels like to have already arrived. Be the lighthouse.
If you can feel yourself shine, you can always imagine it again tomorrow, and the day after. And maybe you’ll find yourself, every day, shining a little brighter.
If, in time, you choose to turn the thought to reality, you can do that too… Permanently: Never needing to chase ever again; Never to be left at sea; Standing so still and shining so brightly that you discover the truth ~ the true you. You never were the ship. You weren’t even the lighthouse. You were always the light.