Don’t Play Small

Don’t Play Small

I was recently reminded of just how many of us conceal our real talents. Some people go on with the hiding/concealing for a season or a chapter, for others it’s for the their entire life. On they go, perhaps doing some good and important things but all the while their real gifting stays covered and unexposed.

For some of us the covering up is from some misdirected notion of humility while others get sucked into believing the lies they were fed by a person, group or maybe an institution that told them (usually when they were young and impressionable) “they weren’t good enough and who were they too…” fill in the blanks.

Regardless of which end of the continuum one’s lack of self expression comes from I find the words of Marianne Williamson to hold truth and encouragement.

No matter where you are in your journey, it’s not to late to let your ideas, talents and light out. The world and I believe god, is counting on you.

Be well and be brave,

CD

“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.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

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