The container you’re trying to put me in is not even big enough for my baby finger. For I am not just this body, but I stretch way beyond the edges of the known universe. I am sound. I am light. I am energy. I am the vastness of everything conceivable. I am all of us. Our pain. Our wisdom. Our needs. Our desires. Our collective ability to be courageous and heal, and after we’ve healed, to grow, to create and embody the kind of future we truly want for ourselves. I am that huge, because I am not alone, not separate, not in competition. So, you see, I am too big to be stuffed into the little bag you would have me inhabit, too multi-limbed, too connected, too free. But you have a choice, you know. You can strain yourself, draining your life-force trying to push me down so you feel bigger, or you can let go and allow the universe to fill you, the way it has filled me… And then you can be big too.
— heidi kalyani, 2016
from the *nothing is black and white* project: illustration created out of meditation with a single unbroken line