“Are you a born writer? Were you put on earth to be a painter, a scientist, an apostle of peace? In the end the question can only be answered by action.
Do it or don’t do it.
It may help to think of it this way. If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt yourself. You hurt your children.
You hurt ME. You hurt the planet.
You spite the Almighty, who created you and only you with your unique gifts, for the sole purpose of nudging the human race one millimeter farther along its path back to God.
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Give us what you’ve got.
I get fatigued by the lack of action out in the world. I meet so many incredible people that are holding back their gifts from me and you. I wonder has it always been this way or are we more complacent than ever before?
What are we so afraid of? Or better yet, why are we afraid of being ourselves?
Steven Pressfield says it is not a selfish act to be creative, to be yourself. Yoga teaches us it is selfish. We start there. WE must begin with being selfish, and all about the “sva” the self. What you have is unique. No one else has the gifts you have quite like you. You are stealing from the world if you don’t offer them up. Even the Buddha says it’s criminal not to live your dharma.
This isn’t a “maybe” I’ll do it scenario.
There is no maybe about living your dharma as your True Self. There is either: you are making your contribution or you are hurting yourself, and our world by choosing not to share.
The world needs you now more than ever. Please consider really showing up today. Answer the call to ACTION.
Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia