By Kristi Tencarre | Posted June 3, 2008 | Updated September 8, 2019
"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" —Marianne Williamson
There is so much potential in each one of us that sometimes I want to laugh and cry at the same time. I am sad because so many of us hide our talents. I feel joy-full because there is so much good art and writing out there that it simply amazes me. (And then I wonder how I can find the time to fill myself with any of it since there is just so much out there!)
Each of us has a purpose to fulfill on earth. Each of us has a reason for being here at this time. What beauties can we bring forth into our world? I encourage you to consider your talents and seek to bring them into the light.
At a writer's conference I overheard a conversation between two writers. "What do you write?" asked the first. "I write words," he paused. "Then I string them together to form a sentence. Pretty soon I have a paragraph."
I loved this simplistic, albeit cheeky answer. We writers write words. It is our talent with words that distinguishes us and separates our style from other writers. Painters paint shapes. It is how they use those shapes and colours that make them unique. Bakers bake ingredients it is how they mix them that makes us want more or gag. If you are feeling intimidated by what you want to do and what those who have gone before you have done, break down your passion into its simplest form. Then go from there.
"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born," writes Dr. Dale Turner. Move towards your dreams. Fulfilling dreams takes time. Give yourself the gift of time.
At another writing conference I heard about woman whose name I did not catch, who published her first book at age 76. I find that inspiring. She did not use age as an excuse; she kept pursuing her passion until it became a reality. May we be all be so lucky!
Natalie Goldberg says, "writing induces the state of love." We have to love ourselves in order to give ourselves the freedom to be creative. We share our self-love with others when we share our creations. How many of you feel satisfaction after you complete an artistic project? How many of you then share that project with those around you?
Bring forth your beauties. Even if there are already essays or books on your chosen topic, they cannot say what is in your heart the way only you can. Your words may be what someone is dying to read. Share your talent. Go out there and be fabulous!
©2008 Kristi Tencarre. All rights reserved.
Kristi Tencarre (B.A., B.Ed.) has published her personal essays, poems, and articles internationally. ...