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25 Quotes to Inspire You to Let Your Light Shine

25 Quotes to Inspire You to Let Your Light Shine

When you see that the light filtering through the clouds is also in you, you’ll know: you can’t lose what’s inside. You can’t lose who you are. So, let your light shine. Be the sun in someone else’s storm. It’s part of why you’re here.

There’s light buried in your soul: the same light that gives life to everything around you.

When you see yourself in everything, in the light rising through the curtains and the stars studded in the sky, the world is a brighter place.

Things are a little less… dark. You remember how strong and resilient you are. Because: you’re life, you’re here, and you’ve got stardust in you.

So, when life feels too hard and the world feels hopeless, take heart. The best gift you can give everyone around you is your own courage to shine, to help, to rise, to be true to who you want to be, to love: even still.

Take heart, because what’s inside is the most powerful force in the universe. Call it light, call it potential, call it whatever feels right to you.

Then read these quotes.

And let your light shine the way toward a life that feels like it’s meant for you.

When you see that the light filtering through the clouds is also in you, you’ll know: you can’t lose what’s inside. You can’t lose who you are. So, let your light shine. Be the sun in someone else’s storm. It’s part of why you’re here.

25 Quotes to Let Your Light Shine, with Purpose and Passion

1. “The more light you allow within you the brighter the world you live in will be.” – Shakti Gawain

2. “Simply shine your light on the road ahead, and you are helping others to see their way out of darkness.” – Katrina Mayer

3. “Small lights have a way of being seen in a dark world.” – Neal A. Maxwell

4. “You playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightening about shrinking so others won’t feel insecure around you. As you let your own light shine, you indirectly give others permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson

5. “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

6. “Do not allow others to diminish your light due to their own fears and insecurities. Instead, let your light shine so brightly, that you illuminate a pathway for others to find their way out of the darkness!” – Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell, Peace Love Wings

7. “Let your light shine today, and let your personality blossom, too. You don’t have to be a people-pleaser, just a people-lover.” – Beth Moore

8. “Your greatest test is when you are able to bless someone else while you are going through your own storm.” – Unknown

7. “Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world.” – A Course in Miracles

10. “Ours is the responsibility to keep our lights bright for others to see and follow.” – Thomas S. Monson

11. “There is no darkness so dense, so menacing, or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by light.” – Vern P. Stanfill

12. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

13. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

14. “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to the shining—they just shine.” – Dwight L. Moody

15. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens

16. “The darkness around us might somewhat light up if we would first practice using the light we have in the place we are.” – Henry S. Haskins

17. “Stars don’t shine because they want to be seen. They shine because they are stars.” – Alexander Den Heijer

18. “In the midst of darkness, light persists.” – Mahatma Gandhi

19. “Your work is to discover who you are and then with all your heart give your light to the world.” – Jennifer Williamson

20. “If you want to give light to others you have to glow yourself.” – Thomas S. Monson

21. “When you possess light within, you see it externally."  Anaïs Nin

22. “Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.” – Richard Bach

23. “Be aware that who you are and what you have to offer can be a beacon to some lost soul.” – Iyanla Vanzant

24. “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” – Hafiz

25. “Accept your light and let it shine to create your own lighthouse on a stormy night.” – Pauline Duncan-Thrasher

. . .

Tell me:

Which of these quotes is your favorite?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!

You’re a light. Remember that. Let that sink into your heart, your life. See what it means, and how it feels, to live into that truth. Other people won’t be able to help but notice you.

Love,

Jen

P.S. Need more light in your life? Get my book, Morning Affirmations: 200 Phrases for an Intentional and Openhearted Start to Your Day. Match your self-talk with how you want to feel. Because: you deserve to feel lighter.

When you see that the light filtering through the clouds is also in you, you’ll know: you can’t lose what’s inside. You can’t lose who you are. So, let your light shine. Be the sun in someone else’s storm. It’s part of why you’re here.

Comments on this post (32)

  • Jul 31, 2021

    Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark.-truee ❤️❤️❤️

    — Boparai

  • May 07, 2021

    Love is with us all and if your love doesnt shine go take a 1 houre shower and clean with good thought’s

    — Christopher Taylor

  • Mar 21, 2021

    Stacey, THANK YOU for letting me know! I’ve updated this page so that credit is given where it’s due. I understand myself how others have taken words and poems and passed them off as their own, so I try my best to locate the original source of all quotes and, if I couldn’t find that source, I put the words in quotations and write “unknown” and am so happy when the original authors come forward or someone else who knows of their work comes forward with the rightful creator. Thank you for contributing such a beautiful piece to the world.

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Mar 21, 2021

    Thanks for sharing.

    6. “Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark.” – is my favorite as it was written and copyrighted by me in 2008, Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell. Once social media hit many took parts of it as their own. Here’s the full quote of Shine So Brightly and the other original quotes of it by me … Namaste’

    “Sometimes we go outside of ourselves looking for approval from others and/or to fit in, I still even fall prey to that sometimes. Do not allow others to diminish your light due to their own fears and insecurities. Instead, let your light shine so brightly, that you illuminate a pathway for others to find their way out of the darkness!” Namaste’

    ~ Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell
    (Originally published, 2008)

    Portions of this quote have also been published by Dr. Maxwell as …

    “Shine so bright that you illuminate a pathway for others to come out of the darkness”
    “Let your light shine so bright that others can find their way out of the darkness!”
    “Shine so brightly that you illuminate a pathway for others to see their way out of the darkness”

    ~ Dr. Stacey A. Maxwell
    (originally published, 2008)

    https://peacelovewings.com/shine-brightly-illuminate-pathway-others-see-way-darkness/

    — Stacey Maxwell

  • Mar 06, 2021

    2,8,17 h 24. Thank u so much!! Very helpful!!

    — Anissia Thompson

  • Feb 23, 2021
    Stars don’t shine because they want to be seen. They shine because they are stars.

    — Gaelle

  • Feb 13, 2021

    I love the quotes about the lighthouse

    My mom had a little ornament of a lighthouse – and it is very special to me.
    I bought a ring earlier in January with birthstones and a lighthouse , now I know why!!!
    It has an inscription “He is the Light if the World “ engraved on the inside.
    (Also need the matching necklace)!!!

    — Sunni

  • Feb 07, 2021

    Trude, absolutely. :)

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 07, 2021

    May I quote you as part of a Taize service next week?

    — Trude Kleess

  • Feb 06, 2021

    Thomas, your light does not go unnoticed. Thank you.

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 06, 2021

    I love 💕 the quote of Maya Angelou… "Nothing can dim the light that shines within. So very true. I am blessed with a wonderful beautiful family and I believe in being a light to everyone around. To the poor, to the hopeless and the underprivileged and also to the lonely. Amen.

    — Thomas Gnanapragasam

  • Jan 03, 2021

    Tina, you are welcome to share, thank you :)

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Jan 01, 2021

    I love everything about this article. Permission to share pls. Thank you and may you be blessed more :)

    — Tina

  • Dec 09, 2020

    Donna, yes, I did write that, and thank you! :)

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Dec 09, 2020

    I love “When you see that the light filtering through the clouds is also in you, you’ll know: you can’t lose what’s inside. You can’t lose who you are. So, let your light shine. Be the sun in someone else’s storm. It’s part of why you’re here.” Did You write that? It is beautiful and so fits a photo I took.

    — Donna Kayne

  • Nov 16, 2020

    18. “In the midst of darkness, light persists.” – Mahatma Gandhi

    So true, no matter how dim the light or how difficult it might be to see it, the light is there. Just look up!!!

    — Kiswana Dee

  • Oct 19, 2020

    24. “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” – Hafiz

    — Jessica townes George

  • Sep 23, 2020
    “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou

    — Shola Olowookere

  • Aug 10, 2020

    . “If you want to give light to others you have to glow yourself.” – Thomas S. Monson
    I love it. Describes me to a “T”

    — Micha Stewart

  • Jul 03, 2020

    Lovely quotes, So Inspiring, motivating and encouraging,
    I enjoy all.

    — Ezekiel Akpan

  • Jun 19, 2020

    Wow, I love these! So beautiful!

    — Jacqueline Carolus

  • Apr 14, 2020

    Most beautiful for the most beautiful life. Best Wishes.

    — R K Sood

  • Feb 04, 2020

    Dikeledi, so glad you loved these!

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Feb 04, 2020

    very encouraging, thank you!

    — Dikeledi QueenDee Keele

  • Jan 09, 2020

    Jackie, I’m so glad <3

    — Jennifer Williamson

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