Embrace the Shake!

This 10-minute video is incredible. It talks about embracing our limitations. Period. It’s a presentation given by Phil Hansen, an artist, and how he turned a shaking disability into an asset. It is a lesson to all of us about anything that goes wrong in our lives. This guy is amazing, his creativity, his will to be…to create art.

It’s a lesson in “going around the rocks,” I like to say. When you have some kind of obstacle, go around them, find another path. In writing this can be applied in so many ways, not the least of which are writer’s block and methods of publication. But it’s about so much more, about how to overcome any adversity and move forward, still making the world a better place by finding within oneself the beauty one still has to share with the world. We all have our issues, some worse than others, and sometimes we need to mourn. But, once we get past that, we need to find a way to bring our gifts into the world, whether it be a smile and a helping hand, or the creation of art. It may sound trite, but after watching this video you might well find yourself thinking: the only limitations are the ones we put on ourselves.

Embrace the shake!

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About fpdorchak

Paranormal fiction author.
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3 Responses to Embrace the Shake!

  1. Marc Schuster says:

    I just read an interesting article on a similar topic in The New Yorker. It’s about an economist named Albert O. Hirschman and his belief that real progress comes from dealing with obstacles and overcoming failure. Here’s a link: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2013/06/24/130624crbo_books_gladwell?mbid=social_retweet

    • fpdorchak says:

      Thanks, Marc, will check it out!

      • fpdorchak says:

        Wow, to truly comment on that article might require its own posting! And the Hoosac Mountain gives elevated meaning to “go around the rocks”—heck, BLAST right through them! :-] Thanks for the link, interesting article, and Albert O. Hirschman—fascinating man! Elements of him reminded me of a physics professor I used to know….

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