the choice to live bigger

“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 all of us.  And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
Marianne Williamson

Much of the coaching work that I do these days is around the topics of finding one’s passions and purpose and manifesting greater abundance.  I guess this speaks to what we all want to experience in our lives.  After all, we’re told this is our God-given right.  We can all look at others who demonstrate a strong ability to accept with open arms this right.  Yet why do so many others of us fumble?  Why are we so scared to step up to the plate, to throw open our arms and hearts and yell, “Bring it on!”

As children and up through adulthood, we have been delivered the message that it is uncool to be conceited or think too highly of our talents.  One slip of a vague tongue that implies how pleased we are with ourselves is apt to get a finger wagging from a loved one mocking how humble we are not.  So we’ve learned to project ourselves as small and insignificant, the polar opposite of what we really are.  No wonder we have such difficulty figuring out what we want to do with our lives.  We squelch our own potential for the sake of fitting in.  This is based on our belief that we risk coming across as “better” than others when we express a desire to live the fullest, most awesome life we can.  Yet there is a way to reframe that so that it works in our favor.

We all share the same glory of God within us.  We all hold the capacity to shine in equal brightness.  So it’s not a matter of being better than others.  It’s a matter of choice as to the degree in which you choose to accept the gifts and opportunities that are available to all of us in life.  It’s a choice to allow yourself to dream big and go for it.  And as more and more of us make the choice to live bigger, we can start a new trend where living our dreams is the more popular choice.  What a world that would be, wouldn’t it?

2 thoughts on “the choice to live bigger

  1. Yet why do so many others of us fumble?  Why are we so scared to step up to the plate,

    Good Question! I think that people are afraid
    of their own powers and greatness. Some people
    are comfortable with mediocrity. Others fear change and it takes effort and persistence to go to the next level and a lot of people are running around chasing their dreams instead of magnetizing them with their thoughts.

    Peace, Love, and Happiness


  2. Haven’t had as much time as I’d like to visit my favorite blogs, but I’m so happy I stopped by here today. I love this quote by Ms. Williamson (how funny that it’s very often attributed to Nelson Mandela by mistake!) THANK YOU for this reminder. It’s very timely for me and I think I’ll go back now and read the entire piece.

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