One of my friends has a daughter and, like most moms, she tells remarkable and loving stories about her. In the beginning I just nodded politely as I listened to the stories. But, after a while, I realized there was a message weaving through them.
Shana Moulton is a video and performance artist. Most of us don't really know what that means so I've included a snippet below that will give you a sense of it. Shana is a successful performance artist and gets invited to places all over the planet to do her performances.
It wasn't always that way. For awhile, she slept in a closet because she had no money but wouldn't give up her dream. Her mom says Shana has always looked at life in her own way and insisted on following her inner guidance, regardless of other people's doubts and preconceived notions.
Now her mom and I, when we're trying to decide what to do with our lives, ask "What would Shana do?" We always know the answer: whatever calls her forward ... in the face of being thought foolish, in the face of possible failure, in the face of her own fears and insecurities ... she follows the path that calls her one step at a time into her own creativity and joy ... into her own authentic self which she shares with the world.
It's a good question: What would Shana do?