Do You Hear What I Hear?
The joyous cheers from Chile echoed around the world this week as the miners were rescued from the tons of rock that entrapped them for months, half a mile underground. In August, when the earth caved in on them, it was sound that was used to determine there were survivors. Tap, tap, tap…. and then the responding tap, tap, tap. How sweet the sound of life.
In my studies of Neurolinguistics, I’ve not been surprised to learn that sound is especially important to me since I am an auditory learner. I’ve often told people that I’m bilingual; music is my first language and English is my second. For the record, did you know that our DNA is actually a musical coding? That each of us vibrates at a certain frequency and that even the stones in the earth are vibrating? No, this is not some weird philosophy I’ve bought into, this is science (and art and music).
The word personality has its origin in the Latin word per which means “passes through” and sonant which means “sound.” Sound passes through you – your life is a song! You have a unique sound that is meant to be heard in the earth. No one else has the same message you have. Your voice is important.
I give a lot of attention to the need for innovation in business, sales and marketing and have come to the conclusion that so much creativity is squelched by our inability to recognize our own unique gifts and the important contribution we can make. We each have dreams that we discount and bright ideas that we dismiss. The greatest waste of natural resources is in the failure to develop human potential. There’s a clear call for leaders who are secure enough in their own identity that they cultivate an environment where fresh ideas are celebrated and cultivated.
You could be on the very edge of breakthrough if you pause in the midst of the noise and listen. Give ear to your own originality. What if you decide to act on just a fraction of the ideas you have?
Creativity is part of your inheritance, regardless of whether you have recognized it. I’m certain that most of us have treasure that is yet to be discovered. Let’s drill down and recover that which has been buried within each of us. The best is yet to come.