Just after I published my article ‘Monday Morning 9 ‘O Clock’ encouraging you to dream, follow the glimpses of talent and start doing what you love, I came across the perfect follow-through of my concept.
I was flipping through Madisyn Taylor’s ‘DailyOM: Inspirational Thoughts for a Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilling Day‘
As I opened her book, my eyes rested on the thought ‘Living Potential’. The writeup of this thought was so good, made me feel ‘I could not have said it any better’. Short and sweet, it touched upon many aspects of the topic. Here it is:
“Living Potential – an Inspirational Thought
About sharing your gifts with others.
The gifts we are born with and those we work to develop throughout our lives vary in form and function. Some we find use for every day, while others are only of value in specific circumstances.
Many times we overlook the opportunities to share our unique gifts with others.
It may be fear of criticism that holds us back or the paralyzing weight of uncertainty. Ultimately, we doubt that our innate talents and practiced skills can truly add to others’ lives, but it is the world as a whole that benefits when we willingly share our gifts.
Whether you have been blessed with the ability to awaken beautiful emotions in others through art or industry or your aptitudes transmit more practical advantages, your gifts are a\part of who you are. As you make use of them as best you can, be assured that your contribution to global well-being will not be overlooked.
Your personal power is defined in part by your gifts. To use your talents is to demonstrate to the world that you understand yourself and are truly attuned to your capabilities. Your earthly existence provides you with ample opportunity to explore your purpose, to utilize your skills in a life-affirming way, and to positively touch the lives of others while doing so. You may feel that your gifts are not as valuable or worthy of attention as those of others, and hide them away.
However, every one that’s lying dormant in your soul has the potential to fill a void in someone else’s life. Just as your existence is made richer by the love, support, friendship, aid and compassion of others, so too, can you add richness to their lives. Your natural ability to soothe hurt, inspire compassion, bake, dance, knit, organize or think outside the box can be a boon to someone in need.
As you embrace your gifts and allow their light to shine, you will discover that more and more opportunities to make use of them arise. This is because your gifts are a channel through which the universe operates. By simply doing what you are good at and love to do, you make a positive difference. The recognition you receive for your efforts will pale in comparison to the satisfaction you feel when fulfilling your innate potential.”
‘Daily OM’ Book
I am sharing the thought’s text with you as it is a good sample of all of the write-ups in the book. The fact that each story is just one page means excellently editing. The book makes for a small ‘coffee table’ book, a good gift for yourself or dad,and is a great ‘wake up’ or ‘before sleep’ story book. … more info about the book.
Your & My Next Healing Step
And from you, my dear reader, I look forward to hearing more dreams and more glittering diamond talents. Meanwhile, I am sharing my personal inspirations and development directly or indirectly through this blog.