This talk by the actor Thandie Newton was just released by Ted.com. It’s an inspiring story of a bi-racial woman who struggled to define herself and in the process discovered her essence. It’s what I call soul. She talks about connecting to her essence in her art — her dancing and her acting. It’s where she could let it be free and express itself so powerfully. She talks about her unfree selves: trying to fit in, trying to be what others wanted or expected. She was trying to create a “self” and it didn’t work until she connected with her essence. She’s telling her own soul story, and telling us that we each have our own. It’s an engaging story, and she tells it well.