Whether managing staff, supporting family and friends, or directing your own destiny, each of us has at one time or another been called upon to take the lead, to be in charge, to make things happen.
Ancient yogis believed that leadership was born of wisdom. But, wisdom did not reside in the head. Rather, the true seat of wisdom is in the heart.
Thus, to lead with wisdom, one must lead from the heart, or from a place of love.
To lead with love requires non-judgment, compassion, and the ability to see the strengths and gifts in those you lead.
Imagine what the world would be like if we all lead a little more from the heart instead of the head.
The distance between despair and happiness is no farther than traveling from one moment to the next.
Although often it feels never-ending and all-encompassing, despair is fleeting, like a season.
Winter grays, chills, and presses down heavily upon the earth as if it will never move along and yet, somehow, even as memory serves to guide us, we forget that this is just a point in time.
And, suddenly, with such precision, in the next moment Winter lifts its heavy veil and Spring arrives.
And, so it is with despair and happiness, ever swift and cunning, they ebb and flow in and out of our lives just like the changing seasons.
Every day, heaven and earth celebrate the gift of you, so why shouldn’t you?
Let every day contain the same wonder and awe that came with you as you entered this world.
Revel in all that you see, be grateful for all that you encounter, and live every moment fully.
Let every day be the gift that it was intended to be. There is no question the world would not be what it is without you.
So, celebrate the greatness of you…every day.
How easy it is to get bogged down in the “what if’s”, to perceive experiences as negative, missed opportunities, or wasted efforts.
What if…instead we believed, truly, down to the core, that everything that happens — even all of these things that seem like mistakes, chances gone by, and dead ends — happens just as intended?
What if…instead of making New Year’s resolutions, we simply resolve to maintain resolve? Facing each moment with openness, acceptance, and love?
What if…instead of holding onto expectations and outcomes, we could see each day as a shiny, unwrapped gift, reveling in the thrill and wonder of that moment?
What if…it is all unfolding precisely as it should; every botch, bobble, and blunder just the next step in the great adventure known as YOU?