“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own transformation”
Lao TzuAdvent is often more exciting than Christmas itself with the anticipation of celebrations and gifts to come.
Instead of waiting for Christmas why not celebrate Advent with 24 days of GIVING?
Here are some no or low cost things that you could give or share with others that might brighten their day, lighten their load or deepen your connection?
The Greatest Gift
But the GREATEST GIFT you have to give is that of your own transformation……
What would it mean to be awake, aware, authentic and congruent every day?
What would you do differently? To be ready and willing to learn, to grow and to change and to BECOME who you were meant to be?
I truly believe we are on the verge of transformational change. People all around the world are expressing their dissatisfaction with the status quo. With the way that governments, organizations and leaders currently operate and behave.
We can no longer look to the self-appointed world and organizational leaders to look after our interests and to keep us safe. WE have to become the NEW LEADERS.
The true task for us ALL is to turn politics, economics and society on it’s head and to create a SHIFT away from self-interest, selfishness and greed and towards collaboration and true democracy.
Expanding consciousness in people – and organizations – is the only way that we will wake up and stop war, violence, hatred, poverty, hunger, disease, hopelessness, helplessness and the destruction of the earth itself.
Three Simple Steps
There are three simple steps to waking up, expanding consciousness and leading in this brave new world.
We need to:
- LISTEN – Learn the skills and to be open to hear and respond to what is happening all around us
- LEARN – Be willing to learn from our experiences of life and from others even when we fundamentally disagree with them.
- LOVE – Be prepared to show love and respect to all, no matter what their beliefs, race, creed or colour.
Simple but not easy!
These are the only methods that are capable of solving the order of problems that we now face. And YOU and I must demonstrate through our daily practice that this stuff works. Because what we know works on a human scale can also work globally.
As individuals we can be role models – we can model what ought to be happening through our lives and through our work.
Love is the answer there is no question
Albert Einstein wrote to his daughter about the universal force of love.
“If we want our species to survive, if we are to find meaning in life, if we want to save the world and every sentient being that inhabits it, love is the one and only answer.
Perhaps we are not yet ready to make a bomb of love, a device powerful enough to entirely destroy the hate, selfishness and greed that devastate the planet.
However, each individual carries within them a small but powerful generator of love whose energy is waiting to be released.
When we learn to give and receive this universal energy, dear Lieserl, we will have affirmed that love conquers all, is able to transcend everything and anything, because love is the quintessence of life………..”
Who can foresee the consequences of even a single person waking up and realizing their capacity for love?
One Wild and Precious Life
“Tell me what it is that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
As author and mediator Ken Cloke writes:
Life is both WILD and PRECIOUS, and when you are aligned with who you are and what’s important to you, life is truly joyful and purposeful.
I invite you to WAKE UP and bring as much joy and love as you can to your one wild and precious life.
My goal is to support people in waking up and transforming their conversations, their businesses and their lives. To help them to come alive to the possibility that each of has to be the LEADERS that the world now needs.
If each person reading this message can pass it on to another, and so on, we could truly transform the ways that we relate to and do business with one another on a daily basis.
Will YOU join me in this urgent task?
“Waking up is like planting a seed. We can count the number of seeds in an orange but who can count the number of oranges in a seed?”
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