It was never mine to keep. Checking myself everyday.

It was never mine to keep.

I'm a teacher, photographer, artist, writer, soul activist, I am here to give.
Some people will be inspired to give to give. And will inspire others to give to give. Some people will take to take.

For me, I have to let go of the art itself. I have to let go of my attachment to holding on to the things that are not mine to keep. By sharing, I give wholly, giving to give. This is the purpose. This is our purpose.

I give my words because they are meant to tell a story outside of myself. When they're re-used and said, that is connection with others. I give my photos because they are meant to show a story outside of myself. When they're seen and shared, that is connection with others.

I used to be so attached to holding onto pieces of me, I would watermark my photos, ask for credit, and police my art as a part of the process. I thought holding on to ownership was a part of the art itself. I realized that it was my ego desperate for recognition and ownership, it needed to be seen. A name tag, if you will. It needed something I couldn't give. And I began to recognize a shift, a purpose in sharing myself. To give away.

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