Keep the Channel Open
“There is a vitality, a life force,
a quickening that is translated through you into action,
and there is only one of you in all time,
this expression is unique,
and if you block it,
it will never exist through any other medium;
and be lost.
The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is,
not how it compares with other expression.
It is your business to keep it yours
clearly and directly,
to keep the channel open.
You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.
You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open."
Text: Martha Graham
Image of Rex Nettleford by Alma Mock Yen
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