"The more specific we are, the more universal something can become. Life is in the details. If you generalize, it doesn't resonate. The specificity of it is what resonates."
~ Jacqueline Woodson
As a creative person, it is so easy to get distracted, and lost in many things. Yet, I think we can only have one main passion, and maybe a few others on the side. There is so much to learn about even one thing. And, even if we do many things, at the root of everything that we do - there is likely just one main theme.
The Specificity Principle states that exercising a particular skill primarily develops that skill. It is good to choose to be devoted to one thing and then get onto the job of focusing on it intently.
For a few years, I have been observing many genius-level spiritual and spiritual teachers online, and I have noticed that each one is very niche-oriented in their true work. Each genius-level teacher basically delivers one thing to the world, specifically and excellently.
I have long pondered how little time we actually have to do even one thing really well on a genius level. When I think about the spiritual teacher, Michael Beckwith, as an example, he really only has one message - Visioning. And, he focuses on delivering that one principle in every sermon, on every radio program, in every book and article that he writes.
When I think about my specificity, I am clear that, for me, all roads of fascination lead to "the art of emotional healing." I am intrigued by the somatic, psychological and spiritual mechanics of deep emotional healing. I am a therapist that supports people to emotionally heal. I create and facilitate expressive art directives to invite emotional healing.
This is such a powerful day to contemplate your specificity. On this 12th day of the 12th month of the year...I wonder...what is your specificity?