Each of us is born with talents, and regardless of what they may be, it is important to let our music out. Our music is how we resonate with the world around us. It is the gift that we can give to others. To help make this spinning orb a little bit better. Even if only for a fleeting moment or two.
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Some of us may have abilities to create things that are artistic forms of expression. Music. Song. Writing. Photography. Painting, Sculpture… and more.
Others of us may have talents that allow us to use our hands to build, create, and repair. Our music may be our ability to work with electricity. Or plumbing. Or wood. Or things mechanical.
Our music may be found in providing service to others. Transporting them physically. Or by transporting them mentally by sharing information and perspectives. Perhaps helping to solve problems with them.
Our music may play when we celebrate history and culture. When we help document and sustain things from the past. The importance of what others created before us. How they overcame obstacles in their environment.
Our music may ring loudly when we work to preserve and restore. Whether that be a building. A bridge. A piece of furniture. A cracked vase.
Our music may taste wonderful. It may manifest itself in our abilities to cook. To bake.
We may feel our music when we help things grow. When we nurture them so their natural beauty can be appreciated.
Engineering and architecture may be the source of our music. To see things in our mind… then to enable their construction.
We may have talents to work with fabrics and yarns. To create things that have an intricate, yet pragmatic, beauty.
Our music may come from our ability to see the world around us in new and different ways. To use things in ways that have not been done before.
We may imagine how things can be transformed into new variations of what was previously known.
Sometimes it can be difficult to see things beyond the seemingly black and white realities of life. We can forget that we have the power to choose how we play our music. There is more depth to our lives than we may realize. It is found inside.
We can choose to be a prisoner of our thoughts. We can be held captive by allowing ourselves to fear the criticisms of others. The opinions of others are transient and unimportant. They only document the fears and constraints of others.
Our music needs ongoing fine tuning and care. Our competition is only with our own best selves… not with others. To live our music to the best of our ability… to continually move forward… is to live each day. Rather than simply exist.
Our time is limited. Our journeys will end at a time not of our knowing. Messages are sent that whisper to us of our music. Of the path that is before us that can allow us to share our music. And create those those fleeting moments of difference during our lives.
May we all listen, and take heed of our messages so we can find our music. Live it… and share it. Music left inside us is wasted. And a tragic loss of what could have been.
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