Monday, August 15, 2011
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost.
It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to … keep the channel open … Whether you choose to take an art class, keep a journal, record your dreams, dance your story, or live each day from you own creative source, above all else, keep the channel open?”
I really like this quote form Martha Graham because 1) it encourages you to look at what unique thing you have to offer and to express it 2) It reminds you that because you’re unique there’s no point in comparing yourself to others and you need be grateful for what you’ve got.
Sometimes you can get so focused on the talents of other people you forget that you have some too. All that does is make you feel bad about yourself and that won’t make you happy.
It’s okay to acknowledge and appreciate someone else’s talents but remember you have some that they don’t have.
Action Step: Anytime you catch yourself feeling bad about yourself because someone else has something you believe or wish you did have, remember that it’s their gift.