Today as we more intentionally shift towards The Art of Quiet Disruption, it seems appropriate to revisit a poem I wrote in 2020.
At the end of the first Creative’s Workshop, run by Seth Godin and Akimbo, I wanted to capture the sense of the threshold we were crossing. This is the result, and it’s also found at the end of Quiet Disruptors: Creating Change Without Shouting.
A BLESSING FOR THE CREATIVE SOUL
Dear friends and travelling companions,
may you know
you are seen and heard,
and your work matters.
And may you delight
in your inner being,
as the place where
your creativity flows.
Feed it well
and drink from fresh water.
May you be content to stand at the edge –
you’ll see more from there.
Cherish your eyes
and follow the sightline
of your curiosity and wonder.
Protect your ears,
give them time to hear
what really matters.
And the still small voice inside.
May you choose your words and expressions
with care, because they have power
far beyond anything you can imagine.
and offer them generously,
for they build bridges and
shape our sense of how things are.
For you are like a diamond
held up to the light.
You refract the colours around you
so that people can see what’s really there.
May you grasp the vastness
of the space before you.
Enjoy your courageous imagination.
Let it take you to places
your heart longs to go.
And don’t be afraid to look
your anger in the eye, knowing it’s yours,
not borrowed from elsewhere.
Therefore, seek the peace of stillness,
where the clamour of other voices are muted,
and you hear your own voice with clarity.
May you embrace the mystery
of your presence,
the essence of who you are
which cannot be boxed or labelled.
Here is where your identity resides.
And may you be satisfied
as you pick up the mantle
of your unique role
in the ongoing creation of the world,
because only you can do this.
Go well – for it’s time to cross this threshold.+ Sue Heatherington
Pause. See. Re-story.
So much about this week has had the sense of thresholds for me and others. Here are the week’s insights and invitations, sent with love.