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.
While out on a recent bike ride these words floated to the top of my mind. These two lines are from a book by Marriane Williamson. “Your playing small does not serve the world,” kept repeating over and over bouncing off all the walls of my skull. Instead of asking why this was occupying my thoughts, I had to ask, “what about these two lines rang so true in my spirit?”
The answer came to me as I pedaled up a gradual hill. I have made a career out of playing small. Shrinking has been a comforting response to anything I have found the littlest success in. This line is clanging around in my head on a Sunday bike ride because it is not just a random thought. God is speaking to me. He does not show up in a burning bush or on top of a mountain to speak to me. He gives me these phases and thoughts and challenges me to see how they apply to me and my life today.
About a mile down the road the deeper answer came. No longer am I to embrace mediocrity. Being average is no longer the comfortable bed it once was for me. I must now take the leap that never comes with being ordinary. Flying will never be a possibility unless I leave the ground.