Monday, September 20, 2010

Planting my flag

Here is something from Mark Silver that has got me thinking :

"The lesson I want to encourage in all of us is to take a stand for what you believe in, and make a radical statement about it in your business." (plant your flag)

"By taking a stand, you become a firm foundation, something people can count on. Many of you are providing products and services that help people in the storms of their life. If you plant your flag, then people know they can trust you when the storm is raging, and they’ll come to you for shelter."

"So, here’s a challenge: plant your flag, and hit your audience with the truth. Speak something strong- something that you know you can stand behind 100%, but have been afraid to speak because you don’t know how it will be received. Do it for your heart, in service to Source. Your business will be stronger for it."
 What flag will I plant? I think it has to do with the place of art in education, in learning, in visioning who we are and how we want to live. I believe that:
Creating art and viewing art is about changing lives. It runs deeper than school testing can discover. It is more powerful than status or logic or ... or money. It can bring us joy, move us to tears, open our hearts and minds to new insights, new understanding. It can change our lives!

What is your flag?

1 comment:

  1. I'm luving how U R pulling back the layers of U. My daughter is 14 and my son is 11. Teaching 2 Test, is worst than nothing, for nothing is a blank canvas, which even a child can clearly see! I can see your FLAG a FLYN ... U GO GIRL ...