Inspiration from Martha G.

 

You know how you notice something that you’ve never noticed before, and then all of the sudden it starts showing up everywhere? Well that’s what this quote from Martha Graham–the famous dancer and choreographer–keeps doing for me right now. So I figured it was important and I better share it with you…

“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 it will be lost. The world will not have it. 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 it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” 

       –Martha Graham

I’d invite you to take a few moments to contemplate each line of this amazing quote. Even better, journal a few moments about each idea.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that istranslated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique.
What does that mean? What’s your gut reaction to it? Is it true? What if it is?
And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it.
What does that mean? What’s your gut reaction to it? Is it true? What if it is?
It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions.
 
Oh wow. Let that one sink in. How are you doing with that on a day-to-day basis?
It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.
 
Again, how are you doing with this?