I used to sing in a gospel choir. I was the small white girl in the middle whose voice you couldn’t hear and who was a half-beat off rhythm with the swaying. My voice is pretty but small—not a typical gospel choir voice in sound or power. I loved being a part of the choir, standing among the powerful voices in a tiny room where we practiced.
Every so often, something remarkable happened in that small practice room. When we all really got our parts, the timbre and power of the voices in the room fused reverberated deep in my chest. When this happened, there was a sense of power and unity. My small voice joined the bigger voices to create a unified sound and vibration. It was like some giant bell swinging to life and shaking the bell tower with its ring.
In those moments, I felt alive. I felt completely at peace with everything and everyone around me. It felt as though THAT very moment was what life was all about. I GOT it. WE got it.
Following our dreams and passions can have the same effect. When we are living in a present moment, doing what we were created to do or what we desire most in a pure sense, that fulfillment rings as truth in our souls. We FEEL it and we KNOW. And others feel it as well. Your passion resonates with their passion and the result is a gathering together and a swelling up and a rising.
Your passion is what will drive you to create and to create specific things that will resonate with your ideal readers. Passion will infuse your voice and define your brand. It’s what makes you, YOU.
Don’t hold back or bridle your passion. Let it steer your course and help define your way. It will draw people to you and what you are creating. And you will feel more fulfilled along the way.
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What makes your small voice whole? What is it that makes you feel alive and connects you to something greater?