Why Are You Playing Small?

Tiny Planet How did you grow up to be so small? To inhabit such a tiny world?

When the Universe will expand to accommodate whatever space your ideas demand -- how -- when -- why did you start believing you had to be smaller than you really are?

Someone said:

  • "You are your own worst enemy."
  • "You're too smart for your own good."
  • "You're too big for your britches."

...and you chose to believe them.

It's a kind of anorexia — maybe not to disappear completely — but you've believed the lie, at least subconsciously, that you're not worthy of the space you take up.

So you've played dumber and acted weaker and pretended not to know and covered your light and tried to appear less threatening ... to ensure the comfort of others who feel small too.

There's enough to go around for those who will deserve it.

Not only do you have the right to be bigger, it's your duty -- your mission -- if you can accept it: to finally begin living as big as you dare to dream.

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