The further I traverse through the shadowy cave of creativity, the more I value encouragement.
Encouragement literally means to fill someone with courage, hope, confidence; to hearten. Encouragement is spiritual defibrillation; a positive shock to the soul, a revival, a jolt of energy onward.
A friend encouraged me this morning at this very taxing time in my life. He didn’t need to do it, but he did. He chose to transcend his ego, denying the commonly held, unconscious belief that encouragement is a limited good. No – he shared selflessly.
Encouragement is electric. Like receiving a shock to the system with electronically charged paddles; shivers ran through my body as I read my friend’s generous email.
Encouragement is life-giving. Imagine a world with more of it: more people heartened to do what they need to do.
Fortunately, there is an infinite surplus of encouragement to freely share with others…