I think one of the most uncomfortable feelings we experience in life is also one of the most glorious.
That sense of, “There is something more. Something more I’m meant to contribute. Something in me that wants to be expressed. Some impact I am meant to make.”
These thoughts can seem highly individual, highly personal, when they come to us. That can trip us up because it takes us into, “But am I good enough for that? Who do I think I am?”
But the sentiment “I’m meant for something greater” reflects a universal truth. All of us have greater creativity than we use. All of us have more power to do good than we imagine.
But how do we do that, when we are depleted in difficult times?
We let ourselves shed the tears we need to shed. We collapse when we need to collapse. We give ourselves permission to rest.
But we also stay in touch with the truth that we can find new ways of giving in difficult times. After all, the tender needs of our fellow human beings are everywhere, all around us. And there are new truths to speak, listeners open to those truths in new ways, people longing to be met with an intimacy and kindness they may have not been longing for before.
We are expressions of life, of creativity itself, meant to give, invent, bring forth, and heal. We’re designed for that, and so we long for it.
You can forget all the inner critic narratives and personal questions about your readiness to play bigger, because it’s just not a personal matter. It’s for all of us.
As we step into our authentic callings, we bring the sanity and compassion that our world so desperately needs.
It’s true. You are called to bring forth what is in you.