Living small is no place for any one of us because we all began our existence as an idea in the mind of God, meaning that we have it within our means to reflect the Power and Glory of God, every minute of every day. So playing small, instead of reaching for the stars in every aspect of your life, diminishes your access to the person God originally created you to be and blocks you from seeing your own personal opportunities and possibilities. Having been created as a loving extension of God (pure love) Himself, it is a natural state of being for us to continually extend the love with which we were created, which is exactly what loves does, extend itself just as surely as the universe is always growing and cannot implode back in on itself, nor become smaller in any way.
It isn’t necessary for you to believe in God or The Holy Spirit, which God created as an intermediary between us and God, the very moment man held a collective negative thought, which could well have been the Big Bang, no Theory about it. I know, that was a very lame attempt at humor. It seems that lame attempts at humor is but one of the many personality defects with which I have long been afflicted. Our bodies then, are nothing more than a suit of clothes we put on in order to make our way through this world, which is nothing more than an illusion projected by our collective ego minds.
The following excerpt, which was taken from Marianne Williamson’s first book, A Return To Love, and somehow was erroneously attributed to Nelson Mandella, speaks to the tendency of most of us to default to playing small, in a way that is magnificent:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”