Recently, I read this quote: “To reach our Father in Heaven we must remain little.”
I’m not a particularly religious person, and this quote is obviously gearded toward Christian/Catholic believers. However, this quote really resonated with me. The word ‘little’ especially. As a Power Vinyasa teacher I speak to showing up BIG, I talk in BIG ways, I want my students to realize their BIGness (potential), but I wonder if a message of BIG can sometimes be perceived as MORE. And if MORE can be perceived as ‘I need/want/must’ and if, ‘I need/want/must’ then becomes a battle of ego. And once we’re in Ego, BIG has lost it’s effectiveness because it’s about ‘me’ again and not a commitment to the whole.
So here’s where I’m going. It’s one thing to live BIG, to recognize your power and share it with the world. It’s another thing to clutter ourselves with the wants and desires of BIG. To this point, I think true BIGness comes when we realize our littleness. Littleness in being humble to a Higher Power/God/The Universe/Gaia/You name it. To me, true BIGness comes from the realization that God (insert your own version here) is the ultimate. That God is a force all around me, within me and within you (can I get a ‘Namaste’?). Remaining little enough to trust in this is a lot of work, but it’s also a huge relief.
This certainly isn’t something I would dare to claim I’ve got figured out. It’s just something I’m open to. I would love to hear your take if you care to share. When we share, worlds open up!