Your Gifts

Written by on July 11, 2006 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Last night I was listening to a teleseminar, when the guest speaker, Michael Port closed the call with the words, “There are people waiting for your gifts”.

Those words went straight to my heart.

I hate marketing. At least, that’s what I’ve always told myself. And I’ve even, at times, tried to tell myself this wasn’t really marketing…I was sharing what I was doing with others. But I didn’t really hear it and I never really could bring myself to do it…until last night, when I heard Michael Port talk about service, and how what you do will affect and change other people, and so it’s your duty to find those people and serve them.

Every now and then something is said or something read; perhaps the light looks a certain way on a set of leaves or the breeze brings an aroma that causes you to smile without even knowing why, and you are suddenly reminded that you are not alone.

I needed to hear those words. Sometimes life seems to come at me too fast, and I get overwhelmed…and discouraged.

But I feel better today, stronger…and I look at my music, my writings again, and I think that it is selfish of me to even think of quitting. We never write for ourselves, and songs are not born to be sung only into empty space, even as we may live rather solitary lives in our creative spaces. Whether we have an audience in mind, whether or not we have any desire to share anything of what we do, we live in a world filled with many lives, some of whom are waiting to hear what we have to say.

So professional or not, know that you matter, and that your presence and what you bring to it is very important.


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About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, uses spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. "For the Sake of Love” is her collection of songs written on Demian's healing journey, and “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” is a children’s book she wrote for her daughter about the interconnectedness of life published by Illumination Arts and endorsed by Jane Goodall. Currently, Demian is working on recording episodes for her podcast and writing on the "Where There's Smoke Series on Covert Abuse". .


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