"I know for sure that I don't want to live a shut-down life—desensitized to feeling, seeing and the possibility of experiencing joy on every level. I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible."
Every challenge offers the opportunity to think a new flavor of thought and feel a new flavor of emotion. The more varied the flavors of life you get to taste, the more interesting, layered, educated, and world-experienced you'll be.
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium; and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expression. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open."
(Martha Graham, American dancer, teacher, and choreographer of modern dance; 1894-1991)