We all have our roles to play, parts in the drama of dualistic life on Earth. As children, we dream big, imaging anything and everything that we can think of—it’s all possible. Until, of course, we tell someone—some adult or older child about our dreams.
It’s not that they are “wrong” – they had the same dreams themselves; they also “grew up” and realized that the world put limitations on what was possible. And, to the extent we believe in those limitations they are true. In truth, it is our own minds that create our limitations, downsizing our dreams of what is possible.
In this way, smallness is perpetuated once formed, it’s hard to increase the size of our dreams. Baby elephants in a circus are trained to know their limitations of movement by being stalked to a fixed point. But the time they’re big enough to pull the puny stake from the ground and escape, they do not even try.
Our minds—or rather the thought that our minds have—hold us captive. Small-mindedness captivates humanity, keeping it from fully-embracing our greatness and divine potential. We are actually scared to admit—to ourselves—just how powerful we are.
But, there are no small parts in life to play. Each of us came here, to fulfill our divine purpose. We are the ones who assign smallness—lesser authority, power or prestige—to the parts. Whether your part is to literally pick after someone else, say as a housekeeper or garbage man, this is an important component to keeping our environment clean and livable. Or, perhaps you feel your part of this life puzzle is merely a cog in the wheel for a business and a seemingly pointless pursuit, be assured that this too is important. On this mundane level, it is often hard to see the point of the work you perform in exchange for money.
In the outer world of work…or doing, being can sometimes get lost. Being requires that you be awake, aware and alive to the greater possibilities that nothing…no thing…that you do could be done without your participation. This participation in life is more than the sum total of all that doing that occupies most of your physical existence. All the great spiritual masters have told you this, but few belief it as true for themselves.
So, the first step in truly being is in this belief, belief in yourself as a powerful being who is here in the physical to make a difference. Believe this and a whole new level of understanding will be yours. Doubt it, as most do, and you will remain asleep to your higher calling, your greatest potential!