There is a vitality,
a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action,

And if you block it,

it will never exist

through any other medium and it

will be lost. The world will not

have it. It is not your business

to determine how good it is

nor how valuable nor how it

compares with other expressions.

and because there is only one of you in all time this expression is unique.

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 yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you.

Keep the channel open.

No artist is pleased.

There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction,

a blessed unrest

that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.

-Martha Graham