|Grow beyond self-imposed limitations|
Step 46. I Must Be Small To Be Great.
In your two practice periods today, allow yourself to be limited but without judgment. There is no condemnation. Actively engage your mind in focusing on your limitations. Focus without condemnation. Look objectively. You are meant to be a vehicle for a Greater Reality to express itself in this world. Your vehicle for expression is quite limited, but it is fully adequate to accomplish the task that is yours to accomplish. In accepting its limitations, you can understand its mechanism and learn to work with it constructively. Then it is no longer a limitation but a form of joyful expression for you.
Practice 46: Two 15-minute practice periods.
In the context of this Step, I recall a book I used to read to my children when they were small called The Little Me and THE GREAT ME that talks about God being a Partner, that all a child has to do is breathe in the Great Me, and the Spirit of God comes in with the air he or she breathes and then the child is happy and loving and kind. But it means a conscious choice, the child has to want to be the Great Me and breathe in the spirit of God, thus becoming God’s Partner.
So even though I am small, one small part in the whole, I can still express the greatness of the Greater Reality because Knowledge works through me.
In Chapter 4. What is Knowledge? in Greater Community Spirituality, I read:
"Stretching beyond your own ideas and assumptions and reaching out for something which is greater that transcends them is an act of courage, integrity and commitment to your personal development and to true contribution in life. This is the road to Knowledge."
I think it is all about having a healthy and strong personality. It is about knowing who I am, knowing what I can do, knowing what my limits are, and knowing where I am going.