Medea’s Weekly Tonic for Mind Body & Soul: Resonance

There are many things that each of us can do and are good at. And then there are those things that we excel at. I say this because years ago, I engaged in the idea of screenwriting. I was guided by my inner being to read some TV scripts – I know now that this was not for the purpose of pursuing a career in scriptwriting but rather for knowledge and awareness. I did put pen to paper and started writing a TV script at one point. While I found the exercise interesting, it did not do for me what say writing short stories does. Which brings me to the point of this post, resonance. There are many things that we can do and are likely pretty damn good at when we do them, but what is most important is that it resonates with you, because what resonates with you belongs to you. I’ll use the example of a musician here who is brilliant at the instrumental and production side of things. Then he gets an idea for a tune, only the best way to express this message is to use his vocal chords in addition to the chords on his bass guitar. Singing is not something he does that often nor is it something that he’s that comfortable with doing, but he knows he has to be the one to deliver the message. And so he decides to do it his way – he records some guitar chords then starts MCing over the track. What you then have is a tune that is unique to that artist and delivered in a way that resonates with him. If there is something that you have been doing that is not working the way it should, check with your inner being to see if it resonates. If not, then finding what resonates with you is the solution that will push you and your project forward. And what is key here is not whether what you’re doing is going to resonate with others but that it resonates with you. The joke here being that if it resonates with you, then chances are it is more than likely going to resonate with others too.


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