Kimberism: "A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence." Leopold Stokowski Some of you know that since I was twelve years old I've been a singer and songwriter. Even though I left the world of acting and singing behind and moved into other creative, entrepreneurial ventures, recently I was reminded that I've still got the music in me!
I am frequently surrounded with melodies from my exquisitely talented son Samuel, as he sings sending glorious sounds through our home. Every now and then he invites me to jam with him as we do our own rendition of Steve Nick’s Landslide.
Why am I telling you this? It would be easy for me to set aside this gifting that I've possessed from childhood and move over for a younger more talented version. However, if I did I would be putting to bed something vital to my overall well being.
Although I have no intentions of hitting the road, and pursuing a musical career again, I understand the importance of this often forgotten part of myself. The 80’s served as my glory days as a member of a band for a season under Kim Fowley’s management (manager of the famed Runaways), as well as others. Nevertheless this gift still needs room and expression in my life.
Music inspires genius in me. If I allow it to remain on the sidelines of my life undernourished and out of sight, I do myself a disservice. If I allow accusing voices to taunt me with, “Just keep quiet and invisible, because aren’t you a little dated?” I will be snuffing out a very important flame. You may be asking, “Why is this important?” Its important, because this flame ignites greater creativity throughout my life.
Science has proven that the most successful people are the ones that welcome and make room for right-brain activity. Do you want to see greater success in your business, personal life, and all around well-being?
What have you put in hiding that needs to be reawakened? Have you allowed something that stirs your soul to be kicked to the sidelines, and labeled “out dated?” If you truly have the music in you it would be a slap in the face to the one who gave it to you in the first place to silence it. Isn't it time to own your own voice?
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