Every soul seek to connect with other souls. The need to be heard is an intrinsic component of the human design. Our existence is tied to meeting needs. As mankind we all carry within us seeds of greatness that seek fuller expression when this seed is recognized and utilized our lives become meaningful. The search for meaning becomes fulfilled when each souls express its full capacity by meeting the needs of other souls. As mankind we are here to meet needs. When the soul is deprived of this great need ( the need to be heard) a sense of disconnection is felt with other souls and lack of peace and unhappiness will be the high cost for such deprivation which many seek to get by becoming immersed in consumerism.
Beyond feeding, clothing and housing every soul seek greater needs beyond the need to survive. Within every souls lies talent and even in their most undeveloped states seek expression in order to make meaning of its very existence. Developing our unique talent first connects us with our true selves and when we share our talents with other souls it connects us with others and make us a part of the bigger whole which brings fulfillment and satisfaction to us. Despising this calling separate us from the bigger whole and make our lives lack meaning. Their is a voice within every soul that seeks to be heard. This voice is the voice of our talents. This voice grows faint and lost its capacity for growth when it is not effectively utilized. A finished car represents the voices of many souls that has been given a chance to fully express themselves. The Tyre, the steering, the car body, the bolts and nuts, the paint, the bumper, the inbuilt radio, etc that makes up a complete and highly improved car represents the input from many different souls that bring their individual talents to achieve a common purpose to the benefit of mankind. We can see the great connection of talents that goes into the making of a single car. There is a great connection of talents that goes into the making of music,art, TV's, computers , refrigerators, houses, movies, and many other things that is brought into existence by man.
he souls great need is to be heard by expressing fully its unique talents in order to connect and be a part of the greater whole. No one talent is greater than the other so stop playing small and stop seeing yourself as someone with a little talent. In the making of music we often give credit to the musician and forget the input of many other talents that contribute in making the music a success. In the making of movies we celebrate the actors and overlook the input of many other talents that worked together in unity to make the movies a success. Most time we appreciate the finished product and fail to recognize the other effort that come together to make the finished product a reality. Your talent may not be among the ones that can easily be sighted but it can greatly impact the lives of mankind when you work hard on it. Rejecting your place of calling simply because you believe your talent is not among the "exalted talents" that society easily recognize and praise is shutting yourself from your true self. Lack of inner peace , fulfillment and lack of satisfaction will be a life long companion if you fail to align yourself to your true calling. Apart from the praise we get from aligning ourselves to those "glorified talents" unfulfillment and lack of inner peace are the expensive price we tend to pay in exchange for disconnecting ourselves from our true nature.
The thing you joyfully and with less struggle even when you encounter difficulties or difficulties is your true self. Challenges come to grow us. Building your intellectual and emotional capacity enable you manage challenges and protect your talents from losing it voice and capacity to be heard. The truth is we feel small because we think small. We feel small because we think small of our talents. The reality of the matter is no one talent is greater than the other.
Years back photography was not seen beyond the walls of the studio. Today talented photographers have taken to the streets capturing all the beauties of nature which include man, plants, animals of various kinds, mountains, flowers the sky etc. Today artistic makeup has gained recognition, a talent that was unrecognized, despised and treated as small or insignificant. Today make up artists are fast gaining recognition as part of the people who are shaping the fashion world. Talented make up artist are fast evolving employing artistic method in bringing beauty to the faces of women. Any talent can make you great if you put your heart to it. Their are nurses and their are successful nurses, their are barbers and their are successful barbers, their are dancers and their are successful dancers, their are musicians and their are successful musicians . No one talent supposedly bring success to the individual without working for it. Your talent require great work on your part for it to stand firm in the commercial world. Be yourself, align yourself to your true calling and let your voice be heard.
Thanks for reading this article. I dedicate this article to God Almighty who is the source of wisdom and knowledge.
Written by : Uwagboe Anthonia Peace.