“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize that I should have been more specific.” ~ Lily Tomlin
One way of experiencing the journey of our lives is as a series of narrowing choices. We get more specific, more “actualized.” As we define ourselves, it can seem as if other ways of being become less likely, maybe even impossible. We trade a wide field of possibility for a specialized focus.
And of course this is an aspect of individuation and self-understanding — clarifying the unique miracle that each of us truly is. But I believe that the bigger truth includes not just this narrowing, becoming this, but also expanding — becoming All.
It’s more like: as we become more explicitly specifically ourselves, the more completely we can embody the generalized expansiveness of Infinite Possibility. As we define & define our authentic being, spiritual truth beckons us to include within our identity more and more of Everything!
The more me I become, the more us we get to be, and we all start discovering how freakin’ gigantic and divine we are both individually and together.