You are light. The very essence of your being is light (not to mention your molecular structure contains star dust---light)! Many people either don't believe this fact or simply don't understand it. But it is true. We are all light! And what you do, every day, either allows your light to illuminate or blocks it. When you set up your internal and external environment to illuminate your light you know it. Life isn't a struggle but an adventure. You don't feel chronic stress but instead feel happiness and joy. You are grateful! When your environment blocks your light you feel heavy, depressed, overwhelmed, and defeated. Now...people allow their light to be blocked for many many reasons. Sometimes they are just so completely in their mind and ego that they don't even realize they're living this way. They are utterly disconnected from their light and source. The 'why's' are too many and too in-depth to list here but what is important is for you to identify in which way you are living from. From a source of illumination or a source of blockage. Once you identify then you rectify (or continue on as you have if you're on the right path).
Everyone is different as is their journey to illumination and happiness. That is one of the areas I work on with clients. Identifying what works for them. What allows them to experience quantum leaps into peace, love, and expressing their light. Finding your path is essential to fully enjoying your life.
One Universal rule to allowing your light to shine is...never never never dim your light in an attempt to make someone else feel better. Never dim your light for anyone else. Be you and be ALL of you.
There is more than enough light in this Universe for every one of us to allow our badass light to shine to the max!!!
Love and Light :)