The sound of the genuine

First you have to find it

There is something in you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself … The sound of the genuine is flowing through you. Don’t be deceived and thrown off by all the noises that are a part even of your dreams [and] your ambitions, that you don’t hear the sound of the genuine in you. Because that is the only true guide you will ever have and if you don’t have that you don’t have a thing. … Cultivate the discipline of listening to the sound of the genuine in yourself.

 

– Howard Thurman, “The Sound of the Genuine,”

Baccalaureate Speech at Spelman College, May 4, 1980
source One Spirit Learning Alliance Daily reading

 

 

Sending you big ears, an open heart and a nice inky pen to keep track of those dreams today.

xo,

 

S

 

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