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Monday Reflection

To think of the immense wall of potential hidden deep within our being,
to understand that the nature of mind is fundamental purity and kindness,
and to mediate on its luminosity, will enable you to develop self-confidence and courage

-H.H. The Dalai Lama


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Monday Reflection

Today’s quote is provided by Lora Hart.

“You have plenty of courage, I am sure,” answered Oz.
“All you need is confidence in yourself.
There is no living thing that is not afraid  when it faces danger.
The true courage is in facing danger when you
are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”

L. Frank Baum

Lora explains why this is her favorite quote:

As artists the most negative feedback we get, which seems to present  the greatest problems for us, is the feedback we give ourselves. The  stories we tell ourselves about how we’re not good enough, we’re not  as talented; innovative or skilled as our current creative crush. The  unhealthy stories we replay from childhood, stories that well meaning advisors repeat or stories that the unknown “they” tell which we give  credence to. The only thing that really holds us back is ourselves. I  know that that is true for me. Whether I call not  submitting for a publication or a teaching engagement or whatever laziness;  forgetfulness; disinterest; lack of time… the real excuse always  boils down to lack of confidence.

About Lora:  I’m a metal clay senior instructor who is trying to activate her creative side.

Lora’s website: Lora Hart

Lora’s blog: Such and Such

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