It starts out small. You swallow back the anger. You speak quietly instead of yell. You keep your opinion to yourself because you’re not sure of the response it will get. You wear the beige instead of the sunny yellow so you don’t call attention to yourself. You pick the choice based on safety instead of following your heart nudges…and pretty soon you don’t recognize the person you see in the mirror.
Have you ever made yourself “smaller” to fit in? How did that make you feel? What did it cost you?