What is the pressure of these times doing to and for you?
Some days push us to the limits in many ways. Some days we feel pulled in the million different directions. Some days feel like we are in the flow and everything goes as planned or even better than planned. This is the push and pull of life, the pressures that transform us. We are right now in a time of transition. Can you tell? Everything seems as if it is falling apart and we are not sure what is going to come out of this some think a mess I think a great, powerful, necessary shift.
My dear friend who is a great accountant with his doctorate from Harvard in accounting said last year at this time he had an assignment to submit a bank proposal for a client. Yes in these times a proposal to start a bank. He knew nothing about this industry and didn’t think it would be that hard. 1 year of hard work teaming up with his son and several other banking people being mercilessly pushed by the person he was doing this for they are submitting all the paper work this week. I too met a wall a year ago I knew nothing about web 2.0 it may not be the banking system but it required me to go to uncomfortable places and stretch into places that were not second nature not even fifth nature to me. Am I glad I did it? Yes I am but I think if I like my friend knew ahead of time how hard it would be we might have just said no thank you. I think I can live without doing this.
Life has a great way of sneaking up on us and showing us something we want or know we need but not showing us the true price tag of that item, that lesson, that product other wise we would just say skip it. Tooo hard. Yet the real question is not about can we start an online business or bank or anything else. The real question is not have you created a Purple Cow but have you created a Golden Calf that shines in all direction for more than just your lifetime. Have you used your energy to create a life, a business, and a relationships, worth living. Who are you uplifting? What have you unearthed in your essence that is priceless? Have you shared this?
Do you know anyone right now that needs more stuff? Do you know anyone right now that needs more hope? How are you offering co-creation? How are you digging deep and uplifting others? What is your business doing to create a future for the children being born now? What is your vision of the future? Is it one of hope or terror or both? What are you doing to help make the hopeful part of that vision a reality?
My sisters pending mortality is making me look at all mortality. Not what we are remembered for because we will just be a name at best. The real question is how have we transformed this place we came to as visitors. What have we done to give the future generations not only hope but the silver cord to pull themselves up by? The cord that will help them to rejuvenate and regenerate themselves in sustainable ways. The Sustainable factor has encoded within it the capacity to create not only hope but also ways of thinking and living that will foster new visions, new ways of design, new ways of living, working, seeing, being. What are you adding to this mix?
I’m not just asking this to hear myself ask I truly want to know because one thing I do know this is not about the great Avatar coming or coming again it is about us working together to transform the old tired, worn out and useless ways of doing things into paths that fit us all. Paths that we feel connected, supported, sustained and from that place we create together a place worth being, a place worth living in and on. Together we create a whole for we are the greatness of the sum or our parts.
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