Wednesday, July 22, 2009

no more excuses

"You don't belong to your immediate family; you're a member of the human family.
You don't own your children, nor are you a possession of your parents.
You're not obliged to fulfill the wishes or a destiny dictated by kin.
It's important to consciously know that you're here to create your music,
and that you don't have to die with your music still in you.
Granted, this can trigger some family drama,
but then again, that might just be your excuse
for not following your own path.
It's been my experience that I earn far more respect than reproach
from my family whenever I encourage myself to live the life I want."

Wayne Dyer, "Excuses Begone!" p.39