What’s So Magnificent About You?

I recently read Anita Moorjani’s book, Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing. It’s a remarkable story that both confirmed and challenged many of my long-held beliefs. One of my beliefs that she confirmed is the importance of detaching from preconceived outcomes. A belief that is challenging for me is the importance of remembering my own magnificence.

Although I consider myself a pretty terrific person (as I hope most of you do about yourselves), the idea of being magnificent feels far-fetched and out of reach. Nevertheless, I’m open to going there, and I’d love it if you’d join me.

CalmUp® photo of magnificent dogNewborn puppies, kitties, and ponies are pretty magnificent, right? And wouldn’t you agree that babies are magnificent? Logic suggests that the magnificence of children doesn’t just disappear at the end of childhood. What about couples who continue to see the magnificence of their lovers long after the honeymoon phase?

Ms. Moorjani ascertains that if we each open to our own magnificent nature, “It follows that the problems we see in the world aren’t from the judgment or hatred we have for others but for ourselves.” This idea makes logical sense. If this challenges you, then opening to your own magnificence is going to take some conscious effort.

How can I open to my magnificence?

The open-ended “How can I…?” question in Level I of the CalmUp® Journey expands the field of possibility and allows answers to emerge from outside your inhibiting beliefs and self-concept. I invite you to join me on Friday, September 27th to take a group CalmUp® Journey as we ask the following question:

How can we open to our magnificence?

For this event, the requirement of previous participation in either Peacebuilding 101 or Peacebuilding 202 is waived. Click here for registration information.


  1. What can you identify as uniquely magnificent in yourself?
  2. How could you consistently experience a feeling of reverence when you look in the mirror?
  3. How could you experience a feeling of reverence when you look at your loved ones?