Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

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" There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium. It will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, 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 open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive."
Martha Graham

What a highly freeing passage - inspirational, motivational with a graceful jette to the derriere - but oh, so very real.

To know that what we're struggling and grasping and stretching for may not result in pure, unadulterated bliss.

Ahhhh. Because that 'blessed unrest' I'm sure we all know is all we need to acheive.

Ahhhh. Because a lot of us are already there, but we didn't know it.

Ahhhh. Because it's time to luxuriate in our uniqueness, and how that uniqueness feeds the world around you.

Happy Thursday, everyone.


Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

It can be so liberating to stop feeling as if there's something more out there that's going to make us happy. Happiness comes in surrendering to the joy of the present and the now (even if you don't think there's joy to be found).

Thank you for these words and these thoughts.

These Nine Acres said...

I think I shall print this and hang it in my personal office. Love this and needed it...especially today.

baronessvonb said...

Countess CBW: Surrender is a difficult concept to grasp for us control freaks. But, with a 12 Step Program, I'm making progress!!

Countess TNA: I'm honored to have been able to give you what you needed.

foolery said...

Martha Graham's intentions were good, but she would probably have amended her statement after seeing me dance. : )

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful....the letting go....

baronessvonb said...

Countess F: As long as you're dancing like no one's watching, you are beyond the judgment of Ms. Graham, who I believe might be dead anyways.

Countess MPM: Both you and I know about the letting go. But sometimes, if I understand correctly, it might be a good thing.

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