You are a work in progress. Notice how words carry the meaning you give to them. What if you saw the word “work” with the meaning “work of art” or even a masterpiece, like your Michelangelo’s David which was revealed when that which obscured the masterpiece was removed? You are already magnificent. It is here right now. How much of it you reveal is up to you. At times you must do the work. There is that word again. Must work involve toil and hardship? That is up to the meaning you give it. Might it not be a beautiful work of contrast—like any work of art—in which the dark is as valuable as the light? Shine on, beautiful work of art.
You are so very loved.