Thank you for daring greatly and teaching me that vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness, but it appears that it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love.
Even now as I am writing you this letter, I feel vulnerable and scared on what to write but the quote of Theodore Roosevelt you shared in your book, “Daring Greatly,” gave me enough courage to write. I feel like blogging is like daring to be in the arena no matter what others say and that includes my self.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt
May you encourage more people to choose vulnerability and cultivate love and creativity.
You are truly an inspiration.
I decided to blog again after starting my first and only blog last September 2012. Thanks to Seth Godin who encourages everyone to blog daily. I am not sure if I can but perhaps I can start with letter A.
A- “Art is difficult, risky, and frightening. It’s also the only option if we choose to care…Art involves vulnerability, and the cost of vulnerability might be shame.” – Seth Godin.
Art should be more powerful than fear or shame.
We should be more afraid to live a life not doing what we are born for. Because what we are born for is an answer to somebody’s question.
Our life is a masterpiece that the world needs to see.
This is what I am doing today…I am picking up the paint brush and dare to make art difference!
Fact of the matter is, there is no hip world, there is no straight world. There’s a world, you see, which has people in it who believe in a variety of different things. Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. -John Quincy Adams
“I have thought about it a great deal, and the more I think, the more certain I am that obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.” -Anne Sullivan
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But a few days later he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.
“I’ve been thinking,” he said, “I know how valuable the stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me the stone.”
“The Wise Woman’s Stone”
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