“None of us is as good as we think we are. Every one of us is more than we think we can be.” – Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
Take a breath and read that quote again.
The inflation and deflation of our sense of self serves to protect us. It also holds us back.
What is your work today? How will you know yourself in this moment? What are you projecting outward and what are you hiding?
We can choose to be both who we are, and who we are becoming. When we balance those two things, our choices become more clear: here is how I feel and think today, how will I act to best serve the large arc of my being? So many of us get caught in the moment to moment arcs or we get lost in the large, overarching dream. We need both.
I want to recall what the long term wish for my being is, and then make choices in the moment that best match that. Sometimes I will do better than others, and that is OK. There is no static perfection, just the long process of learning how to be.
We are more than we think, and that is not the puffed up shell of an out of balance ego. We are more than we think because we are limited by what our very imaginations will allow. Can we stretch the realm of possibility today? Can we risk becoming more?