Tuesday, August 3, 2010

To be great is to be misunderstood

It's funny how I have decided to start writing this blog.I have always felt I have tons to express, way to much at times. But, the what if s keep pouring in...  What if what I express isn't efficiently understood, what if others bash me, what if they don't like it, what if, what if, the list goes and on... 

How long will I keep the 'what ifs', the 'others', the 'menial things' from embracing or expressing myself. Yes "there is a time for everything and season for every activity under heaven"  but how long will I let my fear of the unknown dictate my journey of self-mastery. Emerson once said To be great is to be misunderstood. Yes, there will be many who turn away, somewho claim I have not yet lived, there will be some who call my writings ludicrous and some will simply not understand but I can't live for their thoughts, their ways I must live for my own. "To believe your own thought, believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men- that is genius.... In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts- they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty " Emerson

And as I have promised in the past, I will once again recommit to trust myself and accept the place the divine providence has found for me. Yes to some, this is the road less traveled. It is always easier to conform, but as one conforms we are basically committing suicide. Ever since I was very little I have believed I am destined for greatness. As Emerson once wrote: to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

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