We, each and every one of us, simultaneously are and are not simply the sum of our parts…
We are limitless potential, capable of things no rational mind could ever conceivably predict, limited only by our ambition and our imagination.
And yet it is, at the end of the day, frequently that very ambition and imagination that fail us, that hold us back, that limit us, that keep us from expressing the potential each and every one of us contains. Our self-doubt, our worry, our fear, each in turn prevents us from taking risks, leading us time and again to safe choices, stopping us ever being more than what we are.
We are capable of so much, but the vast majority of us will convince ourselves that we’re not, and in doing so we’ll prove ourselves right.
In this way we are limitless yet crippled by our limitations, perfect yet profoundly flawed, nothing more than the sum of our parts yet so much more.
Simultaneously tied to the earth and aching to soar.
Until we try.
Until we try and, in trying, can observe all that we’re truly capable of, if we’re just willing to take that leap of faith.
Until we’re willing to trust ourselves enough to let ourselves out of the boxes we’ve constructed for ourselves.
In this way we are, all of us, every one, everywhere, Schrodinger’s humans…