by Yvonne DiVita
I've been recommending folks step away from their business books and their seminars, from their social media and their conferences; step away and find a quiet corner to read... something inspiring. A classic novel. A story about life gone wrong, saved by a child or a dog. And, poetry. Yes, even poetry.
Poetry, so says Wikipedia, "...has a long history, dating back to the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Early poems evolved from folk songs such as the Chinese Shijing, or from a need to retell oral epics, as with theSanskrit Vedas, Zoroastrian Gathas, and the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey."
I say, there is much art in life and business, but one seldom sees it or allows the experience of it to be a part of their daily doings. There is much creativity in writing a story about yourself, and it needn't be a true story. Embelish - add details you are sure are not real - invigorate the plot with great dialogue, words you are confident you never spoke, but perhaps should have. And, in your efforts to move away from the buzz words of business, step aside from your narrative ... to lay your words on paper, scattered like leaves in the summer wind... to discover the poetry within, then whisper it out loud.
"My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free." ~ Mary Shelley