Let Your Soul DanceRead Now
What use is it to say you’d like to be a writer, or a painter, yet neglect to pick up a pen or a paintbrush? It becomes a neglected desire that is left trapped, confined in your private mind. Just as useless as hoarding a bookshelf of books that remain unopened, the pages still crisp and neat, un-read, un-examined, without a highlighter or pen exploring through each syllable, bending the corners of pages you plan to revisit. What is the use, then, if you read each book, carefully, thoroughly, and yet do not discuss or write about or contemplate what you’ve found? All the knowledge, questions, new ways of thought — are left unused if you hoard it in your head, and do not use it as a vehicle to transform yourself, question yourself, or transform the lives around you. It would seem just as useful to own a shelf stacked high of paints, open them, and pour all the colors together in a concealed bowl, and leaving them there, where they will never be seen.
Being a writer is merely an idea…until you pick up the pen. Unopened tubes of paint will never create a painting. Books merely occupy space and are a home for dust until their depth is explored, until the pages have a mind and a mouth to bring their concepts to life.
So, what are you waiting for? Whatever it may be that you aspire to be, whatever it may be that you dream of doing, be it running your first 5k, taking that creative writing class, taking that dance class, picking up that instrument you haven’t played in years or perhaps never have due to the influence of fear of failing…whatever it is, I challenge you,do something, right now, to take that first step away from fear. You cannot fail at trying. You cannot fail doing something that you love. There is no right or wrong way to draw, write, dance, there is no wrong way to authentically live. Pick up the pen, put on the sneakers, or put on the music, and let your soul do a dance through you, or through any instrument you choose for it to be released. You won’t be let down; in fact, you’ll feel quite lifted up. Go and lift and light up your soul.
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