'I am large, I contain multitudes'
Posted on 31st July 2021 at 08:14
‘I am large , I contain multitudes’ Walt Whitman
Often we are afraid of our largeness - of how big we can actually become. In a society that does not support authentic living we are afraid to be considered ‘too much’. In a world with narcissism clearly on display, we believe that ‘larger’ is wrong.
Yet when I look at the narcissism and toxicity on display in the world today, I don’t see people who are too ‘large’ or ‘too much’…. I see people who are not whole. Acting from a place of lack and fear rather than working to become who they could be.
I love this line from Walt Whitman. We are all large, all complicated, all so full of different skills and talents lying latent waiting to be explored. There is nothing to be gained by playing small. The world needs more people who are working to become more whole and healed.
That place in you which you are afraid to investigate, reluctant to expand, that place is the part of you the world is searching for. It is the birthplace of the greater sense of purpose you are longing for. Having the courage to go there is the beginning of transformation.
It is never about being ‘too much’ - it is about becoming ‘more’ of who you can be.
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