Tuesday, November 5, 2013

showing up to wait ...

a million little ways ... continues

"We arrived here as art and we spend our lives uncovering the beauty we have to offer~not just the work of our hands but the shape of our hearts."  [p129]

"Our limits can be gifts if we let them be.  They might show up like failure, season of life, fatigue, disability, grief, burnout.  But the limits tell us important things about ourselves.  They help us draw lines for margin.  They pave the way for vulnerability.  They sometimes show us what our passion isn't.  And that can be just as important as knowing what it is.  In some cases, our limitations can actually become our inspiration."  [p133]

"But courage is not the absence of fear.  If you wait to feel courageous before you release our art, you might be waiting forever." ... "Courage is about more than simply believing in yourself, more than making art with confidence and living life without fear."  [p135]

"Show up as you are with what you've been given.  And don't allow the voice of doubt and discouragement to hold you back."  [p144]

"When you finally show up ready to release your art by being the person you believe you are created to be, there may be nothing more disheartening than to be asked to wait."  ... "But the waiting can also grow us, shape us from the inside out for sacred work."  [p147]

1 comment:

Thanks for stopping by and catching my words!