Choreographer Twyla Tharp caught my attention when she described how her work has a spin:’It keeps me on message, but is not the message itself.’*
This got me thinking about a couple of things “spinefulness” keeps us in touch with.
Specifically, we are able to stay connected to coordinating our skills and experiences and passions towards a preferred future which offers hope.
Also, as the spine is hidden from view, so is the courage of sacrifice, or selflessness, which is necessary for every endeavour worth doing.
When we identify this way of sacrifice, and also our purpose,we have something powerful.
(*From Twyla Tharps’s The Creative Habit.)