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You're Not Pissing Enough People Off

September 09, 2016

Tasha Blank is founder of The Get Down. She creates events that disrupt the status quo by injecting incredible beats with the intention to let wild our most liberated badassery. Her intention is Expression, the voice that reveals the true and unique you. Below she reveals why you need to stop listening to the noise around you...and start listening to the voice inside of you.

There is a quiet knowing inside you.

You could call it your gut, instinct, cosmic consciousness...doesn't matter. It’s how birds know to fly south before temperatures drop and caterpillars know to wrap themselves in cocoons and wait for something they could never imagine is about to happen.

The trick with humans is we live in elaborate systems constructed from norms and expectations, and served up on platters labeled "Truth." Our delicate hearts and very survival depend on a shared sense of belonging, so we snuff out our own knowing with social demands, even if those demands don’t line up with who we really are.

But if I have learned anything in the last year, it’s this: You can listen to it now, when your have to perk your ears a bit to hear its whispers, or you can listen to it later, when it’s kicked in your door and set your house on fire.

If we are to create a new and different kind of world, we're going to have to do this—A LOT. We’re going to have to get used to pissing people off, demolishing expectations, and trusting that even if don't know in the moment why our inner compass says to turn left instead of right, yes instead of no, stop instead of go.

There is a new world trying to come through us. 

Our native intelligence knows exactly what to do. Our biggest job is to listen.

Whenever I have trouble listening, I return to the dance floor. I find my feet on the earth and let the beat soak into my skull, until it’s just me and the music and the ground I’m standing on. 

Then it really gets good.

  • Brittany Risher
  • No. 5 / Expression

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