The flower does not try to be beautiful. You do not have to, either. The sunset does not strive to be red. Neither do you have to strive to shine with your own light. That light may seem to be obscured for a while as you take your walk in the physical, but it isn’t truly. You shine because you are.
Being does not require effort. Only striving to be what you are not requires effort. You do not have to squeeze yourself to produce love; it is what you are, and flows from you as you Be.
You are ravishingly beautiful! You are an awe-inspiring expression of the divine fire that gives rise to All Things! The wondrousness of your being cannot be lost. The diamond can be no less precious when it is covered in mud.
Know this, let go of all that you are not, and shine!