You may have made many mistakes in your life, too. Likely, I'd say. But dear goodness, if you could see yourself through my eyes, if but for a moment, their weight upon your shoulders would be nothing more than the gentle breath of the breeze on a summer's day.
We all get into a funk sometimes - totally normal human being stuff. So first and foremost, it's important we don't beat ourselves over the head for feeling that way. Being a human being means we get to experience the full spectrum.
Having said that, there's one thing I've noticed over time will always help lift me out of a low mood, help me see things differently, or get new creative ideas flowing in response to a problem. And I'm sharing that one idea with you in this short video.
A reader wrote to me last week:
"While I do want to be a leader, I definitely shy away from the spotlight so I look forward to seeing how different personalities can become leaders!"
I was so grateful to read this line because I know that what she's expressed here is a thought shared by many and it's something worth expanding on. It immediately got me thinking about leadership and what it looks like to be a leader.
If love came in a pot, like a facial moisturiser or cleanser, this is how I'd write the label:
Ingredients: Pure Love*
Directions for use: Apply generously, daily. Allow to sink in and reapply as many times as required, being especially liberal in your application to areas in need of special attention. If you notice improvements after several days or weeks of use, do not cease your routine.
From our expanded consciousness we're powerful change agents, peaceful warriors, messengers of love, and visionaries who have the courage and grounding to challenge the status quo, stand for something different and alter the conversation. We know that who we are today has nothing to do with who we can become.
We live in a society that's built almost entirely on external wanting and more often than not, our notions of success and what it means to live a good and happy life come from either people or messages 'out there'. We get confused, thinking that those things are actually what we want and we set off in a drive to get those things, live that sort of life or be that sort of person.
The journey of choosing courage is really the journey of choosing your heart. The heart calls you to your highest purpose and deepest service. It calls you to your greatest joy. And yet though the heart will always guide you towards Truth, it takes courage to listen and follow its whispers into the night.