It's a mysterious interplay between Eternal Vastness and the Little One we call "me". In truth, there is no separation between the two ... waves and ocean are one.
This life is a process of unfoldment in This ... this mysterious interplay, and both will always be while we live in this body form.
As we discover the truth of our divinity as Eternal Vastness ... as This that always is ... we can fall into denial of that which represents it in this body ... the "me" we believe ourselves to be ... the Little One we know as ourselves.
There's no point in denying this aspect of ourselves for it is a reflection of That/This ... the Eternal Vastness that embraces all and everything.
This Little One is not the whole truth, it's a very limited version of the Truth but, it is a vital part of the whole. To realise this brings a gentleness into being ... we no longer blame it for all our woes ... we simply acknowledge it as part of the divine play and respect it for the role it has to play in our continued deepening and awakening.
Without the Little One, the Eternal Vastness could not be in this form. We can certainly let go of our identification with the small reflection but it's a mistake to deny it. We are to co-work with life ... bringing our heart's desire into the world. This is what we're here for.
Rumi reminds us ...
Observe the qualities of expansion and contraction
in the fingers of your hand:
surely after closing the fist comes the opening.
If the fingers were always closed or always open,
the owner would be crippled.
Your movement is governed by these two qualities:
they are as necessary to you as two wings are to a bird.