What if we all could see the extraordinary in each person we met on the street, and ourselves? Wouldn’t that be a miracle? Every moment would feel extraordinary. Days would become endless moments of enjoyment and community.
Imagine a day in the future where you can see each individual’s strengths and interests. You would know exactly how to live with joy and enthusiasm.
Most of us begin each day wrestling with standards from which we judge our co-workers and friends. Your words may be different but it’s the same basic idea: comparison.
But if we truly embrace a growth mindset, we’re giving each of us permission to be exactly where we are—not above or below others.
Michelangelo said that inside every block of stone or marble dwells a beautiful statue. What if we were to apply this vision to every one? To our friends? Ourselves? If we focused our energy on chiseling away at the stone to reveal each of our gifts, growing each skill and knowledge what could we grow to become? What would we accomplish? Who would we become?
If we align ourselves with our true selves—we create community and relationship. Isn’t relationship—that bond we have with our fellow humans—our passion that sustains us?
We all yearn to make a difference. What if that difference looks like a beautiful statue (instead of a cynical existence)?
Imagine the possibility.
I know you do not need any convincing. What we all need is practice.
Tomorrow, next week, or right now: practice seeing the extraordinary in every person and yourself—the sculpture you create from marble as the artist. Or imagine yourself and person is exactly who they are meant to be. Already. Somewhere inside.
You, dear friend, are exactly who you are meant to be: conductor, artist, and creator of extraordinary things—a wise and wonderful woman.