Monday, November 17, 2008

today . . . . .

In Barrack Obama's book, Dreams of My Father" there is a point where someone says to him, "It's not about you." That sounds so simple, but it has helped me thinking about that the last few days.
It's not about me.
Sometimes, we just do our work, make our art, have our voice, and remember it is not about us.
There is something in you coming out, let it be what connects you to all life.
Don't made it personal.
Funny, when working in a journal to not make it personal. . . .
but try it.
It puts a new light on things.

"Don't observe yourself too closely. Don't be too quick to draw conclusions from what happens to you; simply let it happen." --Rainer Maria Rilke

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome. Very deep and thought provoking...I will be giving this a try. I do need to remember that it really ISN'T about me.
    Thanks for the reminder.
    Peace & Love,