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I plucked a star from the sky
and asked it
“Why do you twinkle?”

The star said
“It’s in my nature to do so”

I asked how it twinkled
It replied that it was also in its nature to twinkle
to shine was natural
it didn’t question why  

It asked me 
“Why don’t you twinkle?”
“I am not a star”

It looked surprised
its twinkle dimming slightly
I clarified
“It is not in my nature to twinkle”

It seemed sad and asked why not
I said that I was human
and it is not in our nature to shine 

It said
"Whomever told you that needs shooting"

I explained that we are often scared to shine
because people can be so cruel
and criticise until you give up

It thought about this for a long time
then it said

“Isn’t it better to shine anyway?
to be alive
to express yourself?”

I had no answer
it waited respectfully then continued:

“Think of me
I twinkle away every single night of the year
yet millions upon millions of my audience never look up
they ignore me
I may as well not be there
but still I shine as it’s in my nature to do so 
and I like who I am

Surely it’s better to shine anyway
because at least some people will look up and see you
and your light may make all the difference”

I gently placed it back in the cosmos
thinking that stars can be really surprising sometimes

Shine on

you may be the light that illuminates the path to healing
on any number of levels for any number of reasons
don’t let the dimmers win

To happiness and doing what we can

Deb xx


Published by debdancingstarhawken7

I'm a writer, public speaker, medium, and spiritual thinker. I suffered from acute anxiety from the age of 16 until I was well into my 50s, after fearlessly exploring many ideas, philosophies, and tools, I finally found methods that helped me return my mind to a better normal. One of the things I hated about anxiety was the way people treated me like a fool or a problem, I have two degrees and I'm a (much) retired black belt, my IQ is decent, but I constantly felt like a complete idiot, something that was exacerbated by never feeling like the real me. The girl who could laugh endlessly about the smallest things, and had a real excitement about what life had to offer her. I didn't need anyone else to tell me I wasn't 'right', I knew that better than anyone. My mission now is to support people suffering as I did with a message of support with what they're going through, tools and ideas that might help, and a strong message of hope for the future. At 63, which I am at the time of writing, many people I know are in a rut, yet having beaten anxiety I'm now doing more with my life than I ever did when I was struggling just to get up in the morning, let alone face the day. It's a wonderful feeling - so the main message is that it doesn't matter how long you've been struggling or what age you are, when you beat anxiety you will get an entirely new lease of life - and that's fantastic at any age. On a personal note I'm married to my soul mate, we have 5 cats, and I live in the middle of the UK. I follow a number of fantastic thinkers, as it's important to immerse yourself in healthy thinking as often as you can, I'm a Toastmaster and professional public speaker, and I keep life simple and encourage my clients to do the same, and my friends.

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