Monday, May 23, 2011

The master in us

Michaelangelo:  "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
The angel was already in the block of marble.  Michaelangelo didn't force it to become something else.  Imagine if he had forced even one stroke.   Only a master trusts the next stroke, the next move.

I can't even draw a god with a pencil, much less carve a statue out of a rock.  It is said that pictures cannot capture the beauty of the statue, you have to see it in person.  Michaelangelo produced many masterpieces.  He was a sculptor, architect, painter, poet.  We all are masters but only if we let go.  Holding on is a learned behavior.  We were forced to do what is safe, what everyone else is doing.  Greatness is already in us.  Masters left their work to show us to let go.

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