I get daily inspiration emails of all sorts, one in particular is from a man named Wes Hopper. His insights are always great. A few days ago, the days insight was titled "The Skinny Kid."
It started out with this quote..
"A musician must make music, an artist
must paint, a poet must write, if they are
to be ultimately at peace with themselves."
It went to tell a brief history of Buddy Holly who tragically died in a plane crash on February 3,1959. While he had such a short career in experience, he was an innovator and a prolific song writer whom cranked out tunes that launched bands like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles.
Wes' whole point was too look at him, Buddy Holly, the skinny kid, would be the most unlikely to have all those accomplishments in his time. The greater message is if Buddy Holly had not shared his gifts, we would not still enjoy his music to this day. We would have been deprived of something wonderful. Great points Wes!
So this spurred on thoughts in my head. What am I not sharing? I have great aspirations, but a follow through issues, so my sharing is mighty sparse at times. But what am I keeping back?
The first quote I gave spoke of being and artist, musician or poet. A lot of people create in various forms but never put the label on themselves because they do not feel worthy to measure up. It is just a definition. While you might not be a professional artist, you are still an artist none the less.
I get it. In the fear of not being worthy to the label we tend to not explore what we are really capable of. In fear we do the very worse, we keep our hearts from expressing and our souls from blossoming. I am very guilty of this and I am working very hard to get past this. What am I not creating? Is it something that will bring joy to myself in the very process? Is it something that will bring joy to another when it is seen? I guess if I never do it I will never know!
We all are afraid of a lot of things, so many they are too many to name. We should have power over our fears but more than likely, our fears have extreme power over us. And now I take a deep breath and say, this is one less fear that will haunt me. I am not afraid that everyone will not like what I do, overall acceptance is really not high on my list of priorities. Never has been. What I fear is that if I do not follow up with this, do not create as my heart's desire, there will be huge pieces of my soul that will exists undiscovered and unexplored.
So on this day, in a first post in a real long time, I leave you with this food for thought to contemplate and I am off to create...
Here is a video I am sure you will enjoy..Buddy Holly Everyday!