Thank you to the spoken word poet Sarah Kay for your presence at Creative Mornings NYC this morning, where you captivated my attention. For someone to captivate me these days is really quite a feat, with Twitter just a click away and my busy mind and so many other distractions. Witnessing your truth flowing through was an electric experience. You viscerally compelled me to remember the importance of saying what I mean with the full power of my being; you reminded me, too, of the beauty of doing so, and the shame in concealing such beauty.
Maybe you've told yourself there's no escape from the fight-or-flight survival mode that your life has become. I think there's an alternative.
I believe that everyone has a primary innate gift, and that with enough cultivation, that innate gift -- writing, singing, playing soccer, healing people, designing buildings, etcetera -- can turn into a superpower.
I'm a big believer in the idea of multiple intelligences. And thanks to Twitter, I'm realizing, there are multiple kinds of comedic intelligence, too...