Reader comment on David Whyte's passage ...
On Dec 28, 2013 david doane wrote:|
What I carry that is hidden and is a gift to others is any of my perception, experience, and wisdom that I don't express and openly share with others. The urgency of expressing those hidden gifts is that my perception, experience, and wisdom don't last, they typically have a dream like quality to them in that they evaporate quickly, so it is important for me to express and share them when they are present. Another urgency of expressing those hidden gifts is that they are special in that I am the only one who has and ever had and ever will have my specific unique viewpoint, and my life is short, and the opportunity to express and share my viewpoint is brief. Coming to learn what I have just said results in my appreciating my unique gifts and realizing the urgency in expressing them rather than hiding them. I've hidden too much for too long and it is important that I express and share rather than hide my gifts. That is my responsibility and my privilege.