Even though much of my work is literally TOO BIG FOR WORDS, occasionally I am inspired to write, and this is the place for that. Feel free to join in the conversation. Thanks for reading.
“But… what if that’s not good enough, I’m not smart enough, I don’t have enough time or money or the right degree?”
We all have that voice resounding, often growing louder along with our rising enthusiasm about a new possibility. Accompanying people to reconnect to peak moments of flow — when they felt most alive — to discover their unique creative expression we call purpose, it’s imperative to touch into love and desire. My favorite moment of the purpose process is when we stand in awe before their mission.
And then comes the resistance.
The two-step dance goes like this: first the idea, then all the reasons why it’s a terrible idea. This natural reaction presents a problem only when the “yeah but, what if, not good enough” part gets to lead the dance. So, what if we heed Rumi’s sage advice and “let the beauty we love be what we do”? What if today, Valentine's Day, is a reminder to let the part of us that knows what we love and how to love and "kneel and kiss the ground" lead the dance?
Valentine’s Day can also be a day of heartache, which is actually another powerful indicator on the purpose path. What breaks our heart often compels us to give our gifts. For instance, it absolutely aches when I see potential wasted. Here to activate potential, I am motivated by the beautiful vision of the beloved community I know is possible (we are better together) and also moved to take action by unawakened potential — especially people at juicy transition points when even more possibility exists. Both my deep desire and broken heart inform my purpose.
What do you deeply desire? What do you find heartbreakingly beautiful? Why are you still talking yourself out of kneeling and kissing the ground? PLEASE JOIN THE LOVE DANCE... the world needs your beloved PURPOSE now!
Although most of the work I am privileged to do in the world is literally TOO BIG FOR WORDS, occasionally I am inspired to put some words to my experience, and this is the landing place. Chime in on the conversation. Your voice is needed.