Taking Up Space
There are "individuals who were able to figure out the unique gift the universe gave them when they were incarnated and then put that at the service of their goals.
We all come complete, we come complete w/one true note we were destined to sing. It doesn't dictate your choice of job, what it dictates is how you do it.
When we see these people we invariably call them larger than life. You know,
you'll see somebody like Roberto Benigni and you'll say, "Oh my goodness." Eve Ensler, she's larger than life, which always makes me smile because how could you be larger than life?
Life is large.
But most of us don't take up nearly the space the universe intended for us.
We take up this wee space around our toes, which is why when you see somebody in the full flow of their humanity, it's remarkable.
They're at least a foot bigger in every direction than normal human beings &
they shine, they gleam, they glow; it's like they've swallowed the moon.
And all the work I've done has led me to believe that individuality really is all it's cracked up to be.
In fact, people who are frightened to be themselves will work for those who aren’t afraid. Now your job is not to be anything like any of the people that I put up behind me.
In fact your job is to be as unlike them as you can possibly be.
Your only job while you're here on the planet
is to be as good at being you
as they are at being them.
That's the deal." --Caroline McHugh
This is the first time I've seen my struggles with self conception, purpose and loneliness articulated so clearly.
Shining like the moon often comes w/a great deal of loneliness because people put you on a pedastal where you don't get treated as fragile, unknowing & struggling, but someone perfect to be brought down to a size that folks can manage. It’s limiting when in reality, a person is trying to be the thing they were put here to be in their full light.
What happens if the shift were that each of us worked hard to be all that we were supposed to be? How do you become the best version of yourself while also building connection w/the ones you love?
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