Yes, I am Amazing!

by Frank Tybislawski, Brisbane, Australia

Many years ago if you had asked me if I was amazing, I would have said ‘no’. Even if you substituted other words like fantastic, cool, clever, etc, the answer would still be ‘no’. If I think back to school there were certainly other kids who would have said, ‘yes’, they were amazing – without hesitation or fear. But while they would have said they were amazing, they didn’t feel amazing to me in a true way. They were probably funny and popular, happy and cheerful; perhaps these got mixed up and blended together into something labelled amazingness.

In more recent times, actually very recent times, I can actually say that I am amazing and importantly, I actually feel it and believe it.

The fact that I am amazing has always been within me, but was constantly hidden from view. Hidden from my view of myself, and by my own actions hidden from the view of others. This recent realization in myself was helped along by the words of others. I could say the words were compliments, but these compliments are so genuine and truthful in feeling that I cannot help but believe them as a truthful and honest appraisal of what others can clearly see in me.

My workplace can be very quiet, or very chaotic, changing from one to the other at any moment, day or night. There can be a lot to do in a very short space of time, and sometimes there are some very important actions which relate to the safety of people and property. One person said to me that he was impressed with how ‘constant’ and ‘stable’ I was regardless of how the rest of the workplace was, and what situations we were dealing with. When I actually pondered on that I realized it was true and I was pleased he could see that. If he could see it then others did too, and similar comments have since been made. Those who do see that quality all agree it is a fantastic quality to have, to remain so even and calm regardless of external situations or influences. The ability to not be affected inside by what is happening outside. This isn’t something I had really noticed in myself, but now that I know it’s there, it’s hard to think of living any other way.

The second comment I received was from a woman I’ve only known for a couple of years, and even then we’ve only met occasionally and spoken very briefly. Quite out of the blue she contacted me and said, in part, “…I love your exquisite gentle and tender presence”. I can feel what she said is true and without any intent or expectations attached to it. This was a great thing for me to hear and take on board, a wonderful confirmation.

These unsolicited, open and honest comments really helped me cement the fact that I am amazing, and that I can say so in an honest way. It makes such a difference to be able to say that, not from a mental ideal, but as an innermost truth.

How do I feel today?          Amazing!

It’s taken a long time to get to this point, but it’s worth it because I can feel the honesty and truth of where the feeling comes from. It feels so different from hearing those kids so many years ago claiming to be amazing, which felt like a false attempt to make them appear to fit in with the crowd – rather than simply being themselves and bringing something unique and special to the world that no one else could.

This amazingness I feel is honest, true, and firmly planted deep within me.

I express it through my very being – others can obviously see it, I can feel it and I claim it as my truth.

760 thoughts on “Yes, I am Amazing!

  1. To hear from others about our strong qualities can make us come out of our constellations in which we were held in which we believed that we are not good. To really take the compliments in our heart opens levels of ourselves which we sometimes was hiding for long.

  2. The more I feel into your words, the more I sense that all is within us and that we all have an unique part that no one else can bring.. It gives me the absolute humbleness that we so need each other in wholeness to bring that part, piece of the puzzle, that makes our whole One again. A very humble purpose it then is to not be good at everything, but allow others to make that other part of you. Incredible.

  3. What I love about what you have shared here Frank is that we all really are connected as one and when we look to others from a sense of appreciation and inspiration for who they are we not only confirm who we are in the process but also appreciate who we are and what we hold too. When we collaborate and confirm each other we show true service and we bring each other up rather than hold each other back. A very cool way to live and learn.

  4. What cements our amazing moments together so we evolve is the appreciation we have that takes us to the next platform, which can be simple so we feel the joy and then appreciate again, this then builds a momentum.

  5. When I read your words Frank I realise there are far too many of us who are completely underestimating and holding back our amazingness.

  6. When a truth is claimed and lived, it is felt and seen in our movements by all. The same goes for a false truth that one may say but has not claimed and lived from within.

  7. When we claim what feels true to us, then we make it the new normal – and by doing this we start to feel into whats next. Thank you for sharing how you can appreciate where you are at. It opens the door to so much more.

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