And they make themselves small.
“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”
Why is this?
I am not sure. I have heard many answers:
1. False humility.
3. Self-imposed limitations
5. Lack of Courage
6. Lack of Funds
7. Confusion regarding ‘how to’
In my opinion, if nothing else as people of God, we must follow His example.
He looked at the joy that was set before Him and dedicated His life, at all cost, to be about His father’s business.
#BeGreat Don’t settle being anyone less than who God seeded into you to be.