Back at the turn of the New Year, some friends and I were chatting about what we were excited about for the upcoming year. I replied with the word "Possibility".
I had at the New Year (and still do) a stronger sense of possibility than I have had in a while. Thinking that it is more and more possible to do some of the things in life I have dreamed of; that some of those things are becoming more real and present, that they are actually possible.
Entertaining the idea of possibility (the more and more you say it, the stranger the word becomes) also means thinking through limits. We all have limits. Money, time, responsibilities, ability or as I like to call it, "current" ability or skill level because I believe all of us old dogs can learn some new tricks. But there are limits on everything. We can't function without sleep or food. Thus taking care of ourselves is a big part of experiencing and embracing our possibilities as there are still physical limitations that we must obey and treat with care and recognize with responsibility.
I will never be "Wonder Woman", though I wouldn't mind the outfit, as it does come with a golden lasso, but I can entertain the possibility of dreams becoming reality if I take a step in that direction every time I have the strength and purpose to do so. Getting there, whether it be to start a business, write a song, make a painting, run a marathon, whatever it is for you, involves entertaining the idea that it is possible. You will not be able to jump onto the marathon course without ever having run a step in your life and succeed (trust me, even if you do train, it is still really hard!). We all need a time of training. Just like a musician practices chords and a business person lays plans, we all need to deal with our limits and push our limits and practice our craft. The trick is to keep your eye on the possibility.
We artists can be incredibly sensitive and some of us are walking around with years of rejection from an elementary school art project gone awry that has caused us to shut ourselves off to possibility. Maybe, just maybe, you'll make something awful and totally enjoy yourself. I don't know if you looked at the ice skating videos from my previous post, but there is quite a contrast in skill level between myself and my well practiced friend, Sara. I learned you gotta hit the ice though, with the sense of possibility that you may learn something and you may not be graceful, but you also may enjoy every second. I'm not going to be Michelle Kwan and that is really not my desire, but I am going to be the artist that I am. I believe it is possible.
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