You know you’re doing the right thing in your life when you are enjoying it, and when it is exciting to be improving at it and sharing with others. You know you’re not when time goes slow, and when it’s not rewarding. We all have abilities beyond anyone else in a certain field or thing, maybe in a certain style of an activity, work or art form. Harnessing that is not automatic, and it takes endless patience and work. We may never fulfill our potential, as even Einstein may not have, but at least we can try and enjoy the heck out of it while we are doing it. Sharing this with the world is the justification of endless hours of craft.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Just as a fish is a genius at swimming and not at climbing trees, there is something you are a genius at (and if you are like me, probably many things you are not a genius at) and it’s all about cultivating that to come out. It’s not an accident that we are completely unique individuals from each other, with slightly different variations on abilities, sensibilities, talents, tastes, and dispositions, even between genetically identical twins. Find what makes you tick, and then tick so hard it breaks the springs. Do something today that you enjoy and that excites you. Peace and love to my friends and family and all.