When I – as space & capacity – am identified with the small self, I become a tool for the small self.
When I recognize myself as space & capacity, the small self becomes a tool for me. A very useful emissary into the world of phenomena.
And, in the first case, I see myself as a speck in an infinetely large world.
In the second case, I see myself as this infinitely large space & world, within which this speck called small self arises.