Originality Is …

By Lana Moline

Sometimes concepts are so abstract that we have a hard time wrapping our minds around what it actually means for our lives.  I know for me it truly helps when a word is made flesh and actually comes to life especially when its essence is explosive.  Since it’s the beginning of the year and we can’t help but think about putting our best foot forward, I figured I’d do the same.  So let’s make sure we are clear on the given by looking at the personification of originality.
Consider this:
Originality accepts its unique ability to never fit in. It moves to its own beat and gets bored with the norm. Originality lives outside of the box refusing to dwell amongst conformist who are only looking for approval. It spreads it wings and flies to the unthinkable heights where eagles soar and thrive with grace and regal elegance. It basks in the realm of an innate desire to move, dance and float wanting so much to make the world a better place and leave a mark. It challenges its very best to top itself. That greatness that others stand in awe of is the power of God and the magnitude of what that means will never be understood. Originality does not stop to seek or tally its reviews. It doesn’t wonder whether others will even agree. It exists to simply fulfill a creative purpose. In and of itself, originality is a force that requires nurturing 100% of the time because without that degree of attention extinction is imminent and growth would come to a halt.
Originality’s diet is simple. It feasts on equal portions of self-acceptance, self-love and self-approval. It drinks courage and bathes in wisdom. Its vitamin blend include doses of risk taking and a positive attitude. It grows its own garden of fresh ideas careful to dine on the best. For desert, originality delights in the decadence of knowing its worth.
Originality is an elite whose atmosphere adapts to its presence and whose bright light lends its radiance to everything in its path and causes the world to change.  Originality is what happens when you marry your creativity and will.  Originality is when you are truly doing you.
Originality is the result of what happens when you stop playing and start pushing!

Lana Moline is an integral part of the Blackloveandmarriage.com writing team, freelance writer and poet who lives in Ft. Worth with her three kids and husband Emile. Married 11 years, both media professionals have vowed to maintain integrity in all aspects of print and broadcast journalism.Visit her at Lana Moline Speaks

2 replies
  1. Aiyana
    Aiyana says:

    Lana, this was inspirational, encouraging and enlightening all at once! Smile… It was a great reminder to me of who I should I always strive to be—me! 😉
    My recent post Meet Featured Future Wife Jaiya Keys!

  2. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING. Thank you Lana for another insightful post.

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