Today, I cut myself while shaving my legs. I must have - though I didn't notice until I was bleeding profusely. As I took to cleaning the area, the source of the trouble was revealed to me - a tiny dot of a wound.
From such a small thing came so much evidence of something being big and wrong. This puny injury, almost undeserving of a band-aid, created a startling effect. It makes me wonder if everything that looks like a big deal could be seen as small.
I think we often want things to be big; there's something exciting and dramatic in BIG - for better or for worse. Perhaps we think small means are our lives are uninteresting and unimportant.
Years ago, before my husband was my husband, he had a tendency to do what I called "Big Talk". He would inflate a topic with a lot of discussion and trumped up excitement until the object of his desire felt uncomfortably out of reach. His initial impulse was to dream big but by the end, he felt small in comparison to his own dream - too small to accomplish it.
When we want something we can allow it to be as big as it naturally is and also use a broader view to let it be small - to not make a big deal of it. When we stop talking about things in dramatic terms, we allow them to be doable, manageable, achievable. That goes for projects, injuries, and anything else that might feel overwhelming. Let it be small and let us be as big and wonderful as we truly are.
From the Inside