I am the example I wish to see.
I am an example of my highest values and beliefs.
I am an example of the Divine in the physical world.
I am an example of determination, fortitude and perseverance.
I am an example of grace, tolerance and compassion.
I am an example I can be proud of.
So often we look to others to be role models and examples of spiritual courage, fortitude, devotion, charity or enlightenment, such that we do not recognize our own example. Remember that step you took away from those who did not support you? A shining example of courage. The day you took a deep breath and rose again, when every fiber of your being wanted to quit? Fortitude in the flesh. Those infinite moments when you’ve silently whispered, “thank you” to a Universe of love? Pure devotion. Every time you’ve offered a smile, a helping hand, shared a dollar, given of your time to sit with a friend or family member? Beautiful examples of charity. And all of those intuitive flashes of pure knowing, awareness, and unity? Enlightenment. Just for today, let’s see ourselves as our own heroes and our own role models. Look in the mirror and see the example we are.