The Light That Shines From Within

Cleelia Uudam Costa
2 min readMay 17

“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” (Maya Angelou)

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

I do not know who else (besides myself) needs to hear this reminder today, but here it goes:

There is no other source of force and stability as powerful as the one found and built within yourself.

Nothing and nobody can interfere with your inner light.

Nothing and nobody can interfere with your inner light, unless you give permission to do so.
Nothing and nobody can interfere with your inner light, unless you give away your power.

Protect Your Inner Light

Be wise, hold and protect that inner light of yours — your sense of self, your inner wisdom and knowing, your sense of meaning and purpose, your dreams. Hold and protect all of this. Hold and protect that light at all times.

And make that light grow. Make that light shine even brighter!

Expand Your Inner Power

How can you expand your inner power?

  • Accept and surrendering to bring more mindfulness into your life
  • Stick to your values, while being open-minded with compassion towards others
  • Follow your heart and listening to your intuition
  • Dear to dream and dwell in possibilities
  • Trust and celebrate yourself and your journey

Take Back Your Power

It is you and only you who can take back your power. It is you and only you who can show up in the world as you. It is you and only you who can be and do what only you can be and do.

Too often days tend to pass too fast, we get so caught up in the daily hustle. And of course this is how we loose the contact with ourselves, weakening our inner light. Adding few kids and couple of decades and suddenly we wake up not knowing who are we and where are we heading. We are tending to others` needs and agendas, we try to live up to the expectations of the society and people surrounding us. Are we happy? Not necessarily.

In case we are not conscious and intentional about our life, this can happen to any of us.

Imagine regaining this sense of clarity and inner power fully and completely — what would become possible for you?

Feel free to reach out to me, we can work on this together! Find more here!

Cleelia Uudam Costa

Writing to inspire and empower women entrepreneurs. Life & Business Coach. Entrepreneur. PhD. Mom of 4. Estonian in Portugal www.cleeliauudamcosta.com