Capacity Beyond Imagination

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.  No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.

Everyone can create.  You don’t need money position or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty.  You might say I am not the creative type.  If that is how you feel, think again, and remember that you are spirit children of the most creative being in the universe.  Isn’t it remarkable to thing that your very spirits are fashioned by and endlessly creative and eternally compassionate God?  Think about it, your spirit body is a masterpiece, created with the beauty, function, and capacity beyond imagination.”

Creation is your opportunity in this life and in the life to come.

Start small. Creativity does not require a brush, a pen, or the keys of a piano.

Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you.  You will make the world a better place.

Improve.  Beautify.  Extend. Smile. Cultivate. Develop. Create.

“The more you trust and rely upon the spirit, the greater your capacity to create. That is your opportunity in this life and your destiny in the life to come.”     

-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

To say that I LOVE that quote would not begin to describe how much I liked it.  I am such a believer in everything shared in that quote.  So often I come across people who are afraid to try, or who think they are not good enough, or smart enough, or strong enough, and I want them to know that YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!  You are the very person to be and do everything that this life has in store for you.  You are you for a reason.   You have your gifts and talents and abilities for a reason – to use them to make the world a better place.  The only thing that will hold you back is those voices in your head telling you that you aren’t good enough, but they are wrong.  You are good enough.  You can accomplish anything that you set your heart and mind to.  Yes it takes a ton of work and sacrifice and yes we often have to make choices that are trade-offs on what we will make our priority to get done that day.  For example, I have a mother who has INCREDIBLE artistic talents.  She is a published author, she writes poetry, she draws, she sculpts, she writes song lyrics…she is an artistic wonder…but for a good majority of her life she had to make a trade-off to put some of her abilities on hold while she raised ten children.  Yes, I did say ten.  She was a full time mom and that was her life to take care of us kids for a lot of years.  But now that her kids have grown up and left the house, she finally has the opportunity to pick up those talents and more fully develop them in a meaningful way, even though her kids weren’t out of the house until her sixties.  She has published a book in the last year and she is now sculpting gorgeous statues.  In fact we just had one of her clay molds bronzed into a statue of Ammon, who is a hero who was written about in the Book of Mormon as he was a great warrior and righteous man who protected the king’s flocks for him.  Here is a photo of the statue:

   

You are never too young or too old to create something AMAZING!  Don’t hold yourself back – use and develop every talent you have in this life.  Don’t miss being all that you might become in this life…

Have a great Monday!  It’s going to be a glorious day!  Go create something magical…

~Amy

2 Comments

  • Erin Stewart says:

    Hi Amy-
    I found out who you were through the last entrepreneur competition… I had the idea of making a prenatal drink. I come up with ideas all the time of things to do or create, and I LOVED your blog post this evening. This quote couldn’t have come at a better time, “You are you for a reason. You have your gifts and talents and abilities for a reason – to use them to make the world a better place.” Last night I told my husband what I want to do with my life – I want to write a book and be a speaker about how pornography affects women in particular. My husband was an addict for 15 some-odd years before we were married. His neighborhood friend showed him a magazine when he was only 12, and was instantly addicted. We were both raised in active LDS homes, we both served missions. I never knew the devastating effects porn can have on a person as well as families. So anyway, he did therapy, is over the addiction, and now we both volunteer for Fight The New Drug. But I want to write a book that tells women why men return to porn: it’s not her fault. It’s not that she isn’t sexy, or fulfilling him. I want to reach out to women in the US and beyond to help them heal their own hearts and be healthy through their ordeal. Studies show 75-90% of people have an issue with pornography. That is a huge market, but also a lot of people I can help. I just need a buddy to show me the business end of the rope. I know that takes time, and you run a company, but I hope you can spare a few minutes here and there to show me the way. Thank you for your time, and thank you for your blog post tonight.

    Erin

  • Diane Linford says:

    Your mom should be held up as a great example to all women. Too many times we think once the kids are out of the house that life is done. It’s just getting started!

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