“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. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.”
~ Martha Graham, as told to Agnes de Mille
Reflecting on this glorious passage from Martha Graham is part of my morning ritual this month as I explore lessons in aparigraha (non-possessiveness/non-attachment). Let go of expectations, let of go what holds you back, and let go of comparisons. Learn to simply be and become.
What pearls of wisdom can help you start your day?