They steal the show.
It isn’t hard to understand why Dahlias are called the Divas of the flower world. They’re vibrant, astonishingly beautiful blooms.
They don’t hold back.
Today, I invite you to take a moment to look into the face of a Dahlia. Once a wound up ball, it unapologetically opens when it’s time to open. It doesn’t hold back. It unfurls with flair, revealing its vibrancy and rareness.
What if all the Dahlias refused to open?
What if all the Dahlias decided to remain in their tightly wound balls? What if they decided blooming was too risky? What if they worried they wouldn’t be perfect?
I know I could take a lesson from the Dahlia.
We could all take a lesson from the Dahlia. When we’re most tempted to stay tightly wound, maybe it’s really time to let go and unapologetically open up and let the world revel in our gorgeous uniquity.
Be a diva today.
Be your own unique self. Don’t worry about being perfect. Don’t deprive us of your beauty. Be inspired by a Dahlia and open up and let us see your beauty.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
—-from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.
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