The race to average

When we are in rhythm with our own nature, things flow and balance naturally.*
(John O’Donohue)

Average is over. To be average in today’s world is to be addicted to technology, stimulants, unhealthy eating, and distraction.**
(Ben Hardy)

If John O’Donohue is right about us each having a particular flow and balance to our lives then we won’t want anything to get in the way of this. Unfortunately, as Ben Hardy highlights, there are many things that can disrupt the flow.

I’m thinking of flow as our personal creativity, where we find our art. Art not in the traditional way of thinking about it but as the thing our lives produce when our character and personality combine through curiosities, passions and talents to bring something into being. Something unlike anything else imagined or brought into being before.

I was listening to someone only yesterday describing what her talents meant for her and I couldn’t help but find myself imagining the wonderful new things these could bring into being for the betterment and service of others.

We were never meant to be average, or whatever the opposite of average is.

We are meant to discover our flow and bring it into the world.

(*From John O’Donohue’s Eternal Echoes.)
(**From Ben Hardy’s blog: 10 Ways To Make Peak-State Decisions and Invest in Yourself.)

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