Life Coaching: I watched “Akeelah and the Bee” last night and loved the message. Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne) coaches Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and has her read a framed statement hanging on his office wall when she loses confidence:
“… Your ‘playing small’ doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
“… And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”