Thursday, February 11, 2010
Heart and Soul
"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart" - John Heywood
This heart is partially hiding behind the guitar, but the two are connected. You can't have great music without soul and you can't have a fulfilled life if you're not connected to the world, willing to live and give. Recent world events have again shown us the power of music and giving to others through our passions.
I'm not a musician, though I wish I was. I love music of all kinds. I love the words and melodies because they create pictures in my head that I then want to create in fiber. My passion of creating with my hands doesn't leave much time to learn to make melodies. The two are so very similar. Both come from inside us, are a product of everything we take in and mingle with the deep well of ourselves, and are expressed through our hands. Both take discipline and determination to honor this passion.
Choosing what we will give our 'heart and soul' to is not an easy thing to figure out, especially as we are bombarded daily by so many truly good and interesting causes and activities.
Determining focus is one of my goals for this year and something I've been working on for a long time. Honoring and acknowledging the passion for what is authentic and true for me has been a long journey. I'm slowing realizing that doing what I truly love is what I should have been doing all along! My heart is willing to go on this new journey and I am beginning to believe that if I stay on my authentic path, my dreams are not impossible.