There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

I feel like I’ve been hiding… not letting my true self shine through. Know the feeling? I want to be the brilliant star I know I’m meant to be (– that we’re all meant to be –), yet at the same time I’m not entirely sure how to do that.

Maybe I’ve been hesitant to show my true self more often because so much of our society values neat presentations of people with all their shit together, with the perfect body, the perfect career, the perfect partner, the perfect home, the perfect family, etcetera etcetera. If we looked closer, though, I’m pretty sure we’d find some sort of hairline fractures or cracks that permeate such so-called perfect surfaces.

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” ~Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen’s famous lyric tells us, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” I wonder though, if perhaps, that’s how the light gets out.

Do you try to seal and hide such cracks? Or do you encourage them to crack further until your outer exterior shell cracks open and breaks away? A baby chick could not be born without first cracking and breaking through its shell. Consciously creating bigger cracks in the presentation of one’s exterior or present self could give way to breaking through to higher levels of growth and evolution.

I suspect my path to realizing my brilliant self has to do with cracking my heart open and sharing it with the world, being as vulnerable and authentic as I can possibly be, not worrying or caring too much about what others may or may not think, loving myself with fierce and radical confidence, being brave enough to potentially make a fool of myself but not giving a damn anyway, embracing all my flaws and imperfections, and loving and appreciating the heck out of everyone and everything — even the so-called shit people and things.

It has taken us approximately 13.82 billion years to get here, now. (Although, since time is relative, in a way it doesn’t even make sense to think of time in such absolute measurable units.) …What’s the best way to make use of one’s Life?

The one message I feel is most important to share and express is a message of love and oneness — particularly oneness. We’re all part of a greater whole. I think it’s important we never forget this. Inside is outside is inside, like a 4d cube. We’re infinite reflections upon reflections.

…What do you see?
…What do you *want* to see?

2 thoughts on “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.

  1. Tatyana

    Dear Rachelle!

    Thank you for your kind and inspiring words!
    Today I needed to here it. It’s magnificent!

    Thank you!

    Your reader from Russia.

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