“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 time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” ~ Martha Graham
Do you ever forget who you are? Why you’re here? What you love to do?
All the time.
I don’t know why today of all days I was blessed to remember.
It took one little girl – a stranger – full of innocent love and light to open my eyes to see the rest of the children as individuals, each of them with a unique and brilliant story that I really wanted to hear.
I know that sounds strange. But I got the goosebumps from head to toe as I looked around at the sea of children exiting buses and making their way inside. I really looked at them. Not past them or through them.
And then it hit me. I was back again. I was connected and whole.
I made my way to my car, beaming and joyful.
I remembered my dream. I couldn’t believe I’d forgotten. I’d been pushing so hard in the wrong direction instead of following my heart and trusting that being me was enough.
So, I know you don’t know what I’m talking about, but do you hear and understand what I’m saying?
I truly believe, because I live it all the time, that the Universe, as they say, won’t let you go too far away from who you are and what gifts you have to offer the world before it wakes you up.
The first person we learn to lead is ourselves. Listening to who we are – what brings us and the world joy – takes patience, courage, and willingness to admit that the truth was there all along.
Sometimes we will have to be reminded.