What Is At Stake?
As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect. The truth is to gain access to what we are passionate about, is truly an honor and a privilege. It truly is. However, it is easy to forget the realization of what we are truly blessed with. As I listened to the Professors, and administrators at the orientation for the graduate program. I realized how lucky each and every one of us students are, to gain this opportunity. For us to be able to begin to explore our ideas, as a deeper level is quite special.
After taking the time to think about my thoughts above. I thought some more about having an idea, and how these should be taken seriously. The thoughts that turn into an idea must be taken seriously. Meaning that we ourselves have to realize the value of our self. The value of our idea. This is necessary if we want to actually see the idea progress. Not only should we take the idea seriously, but others should also be respectful about what we have to say, and vice - versa.
When we are in any institution, company, or organization where there are policies or procedures: As the artists, innovators, scientists, writers, poets who claim their artistry to inform a society - as thinkers we must too. We must push against these structures to further thought, to further progressions of a society. We must challenge what we are learning, and build on what we have learned. We must not be afraid of sharing our ideas.
This is why we need an intellectual space to be so profoundly safe. The space must be safe enough so that we feel that we can share our ideas as well as, have room for ideas of opposition. We must be able to metaphorically speaking "hold each other" in a way where everyone can feel safe, and share, without judgement.
When I say "must", "Should" my tone may appear to be rather rash. But think about it - What is at stake? The stakes are our freedom as thinkers, as artists, as musicians, as innovators. This is what is at stake. If we don't fight to keep our freedoms in tact, then how are we going to continue to evolve, continue to progress as families, communities, societies and nations?
As much as you will find those who are pushing against you, remember that we are also fighting the plights of the invisible boundaries. We are not here to attain anything in life. We are here to claim what we are truly passionate about. This is what is at stake. The Artistry Stakes.
Our thoughts, to invite and inspire. With Love & kindness. :)