The last few weeks have been spent largely in my head. Thinking, over-thinking, analyzing, over-analyzing….. you know the drill. Not pretty. The good news is that I’m fairly certain that I’m emerging from the mental fog. The weekend has been a good one and all signs points to mental health. Hooray for that.
Throughout the recent fogginess, I’ve had a line from (strange as it may seem) Martha Graham running through my head at unexpected intervals. I encountered this quote in a book called The Art of Possibility (Zander & Zander), which I was required to read in an Org Development class in graduate school. I’m including it here because it has been such a powerful challenge for me. Sometimes a wake up call, sometimes a battle cry. Always a nudge. A push in the right direction.
“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 of time this expression is unique. and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it! It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.” —Martha Graham