“I am what I am not yet.”
― Maxine Greene
When I was younger, I was told by far too many people how much potential I had. It always freaked me out. It took me years to even grow into any of the potential that people saw in me because I was so busy running away from the possibility of doing it wrong. potential is infinite tho and we are always on the way to becoming something and usually that something is ourselves. We humans are stars and we contain more than we’ll ever realize. Since then I have not only allowed myself to reach some of the potentials people saw (and have rejected others) but I have grown a lot more comfortable with the idea of having potential. Oddly enough tho at 53 very few people say “You have a lot of potential.” I say its an odd thing because each one of us still here in the physical are in a constant state of becoming. The woman who wrote the above quote lived well into her nineties and never stopped exploring in her field and in any other area of life she was interested in. We are constantly in a state of becoming that which we are not yet.
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