So let's see, what's been shakin?
Still doing the Kickboxing class and I really am enjoying it. Whether I get good at it or not, at least it's something I always thought about trying, and did and I'm getting a pretty good workout to boot. Of course I listen to my music as I always do throughout the course of the day, and I get stuck on certain songs... sometimes I think when you hear a particular song over and over again, on repeat in your head, and just can't seem to get rid of it, that there is a message in there somewhere.
For me, the last few days I have been stuck on Audioslave - Doesn't Remind Me Of Anything, which is an o.k. song, but I just don't get it. I haven't heard it lately, unless I just didn't pay attention so I don't know why it is stuck in my head. Check it out.
Monday night, we went to the Hi Tone to see Mono (from Japan). They are basically alot of Ambient music, some heavy parts, but really more sound and emotion... they were quite amazing to see live. Check them out if you like.
So needless to say, I got to sleep way too late at night on Monday (honestly near 4:00 a.m.) and had to be a trooper and still hit the grind stone. But I prevailed, which gave me a little confidence boost and made me think I still had it, I could still stay out all night and make it to work. ha-ha.
I have had a lot of thoughts on the brain and I want to share, but I'm sweaty from Kickboxing and want to take a soak and go to bed on time tonight. Oh yeah, so let me share this before I leave... It's from the Daily OM. I dig it.
June 9, 2010
The Greatness in Others
Recognizing Our Own Greatness
We cannot recognize greatness in others unless we too posses that same quality in ourselves.
A person who is said to possess greatness stands apart from others in some way, usually by the size or originality of their vision and their ability to manifest that vision. And yet those who recognize that greatness, whether they display it themselves or not, also have greatness within them; otherwise, they could not see it in another. In many ways, the achievements of one person always belong to many people for we accomplish nothing alone in this world. People who display greatness rely upon others who are able to see as they do, to listen, encourage, and support. Without those people who recognize greatness and move in to support it, even the greatest ideas, works of art, and political movements would remain unborn.
We are all moved by greatness when we see it, and although the experience is to some degree subjective, we know the feeling of it. When we encounter it, it is as if something in us stirs, awakens, and comes forth to meet what was inside us all along. When we respond to someone else’s greatness, we feed our own. We may feel called to dedicate ourselves to their vision, or we may be inspired to follow a path we forge ourselves. Either way, we cannot lose when we recognize that the greatness we see in others belongs also to us. Our recognition of this is a call to action that, if heeded, will inspire others to see in us the greatness they also possess. This creates a chain reaction of greatness unfolding itself endlessly into the future.
Ultimately, greatness is simply the best of what humanity has to offer. Greatness does what has not been done before and inspires the same courage that it requires. When we see it in others, we know it, and when we trust its presence in ourselves, we embody it.
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