This is the third time this has been posted I think, but I want to share this with as many people as possible. It’s from The River blog (thanks Bruce), who took it from the Negative Velocity blog (thanks Les), who took it from Henry Miller. But I guess that’s the beauty of the dissemination of information, just keeps spinning around until everyone has seen it and everyone thinks a little bit deeper.
“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, to discover what is already there.”
— Henry Miller
That quote is for you Logan, for all the challenges and pains that the pursuit of your dream is causing you right now. It’s worth it.