Playing Small

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Marianne Williamson

Well, this was enlightening.

Here’s my thoughts,

I’m going to start on the opposite end of the spectrum. I think playing “big” is exhausting. When you’re playing big you’re saying yes to things that you should say no to. You’re doing things that don’t add to your priorities. And you’re easily putting yourself to the side in order to juggle all that is not yours to juggle. Once you realize you are enough and you value all that you bring to the table, you show up more authentically. What I love about authenticity is that you do not have to play big.

I can agree, playing small doesn’t serve the world, especially when you miss out on amazing opportunities, but this isn’t a call to playing big. It’s a call to being more authentic.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Published by Jayne

Jayne is a writer. On her free time she likes to be with her family hiking outdoors and traveling. New England is her home and place of birth. When asked what she wants to teach the world she replied, "Don't stop searching. Too many times, in my old life, I put my search aside for more 'important matters.' I didn't realize the thing I was searching for held what was most important; my soul purpose." Jayne works daily improving her craft and at times can get down on herself, but her favorite morning mantra is "It's a new day." and that's what she strives to start with.

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