“The journey is the destination. Illuminate. The possible is within.” Dr.Kelly Mix Stork
On my way to a professional strategy appointment this
reminds me there will be TWO
experts in the room. My consultant
knows business and law and money. I’m an expert in the category of Mary Anne
Radmacher. To illuminate the possible
with me I have to be willing to train the light on the deepest, darkest parts
of my soul. The ones that don’t
usually see light. For how can
there be true illuminating if not for the contrast of darkness?
In the course of the day the command, “Illuminate, ” played
many different parts. I asked for
continual clarification when meaning was not clear. I waited in silence more than usual. Just waiting for the
light to shine and do its work.
The dark places seem less ominous in the context of
illuminating the possible within.
And, in fact, what I thought was so this morning is compass opposite of
what turned out when the light was shined. Illuminating, indeed.
“Stand in the center of the circle and let all things take
their course.” Lao Tsu
Perfect concept on the heels of just yesterday resigning as
general manager of the universe.
At 6:30 AM this prompted me to turn off my alarm and wake up
when my body wanted to. The sore
throat propelled me to the center of my own circle of self care. Not setting the alarm for any specific
time just “later than Now,” didn’t matter. I just let things take their course. Turns out I folded myself into a mighty
inventive, productive and engaging day.
And felt pretty good in spite of a rough start.
My friend, Grady, posted his new favorite quote on
Facebook. From B.J. Bedform I’m
blessed with, “I kept myself calm by making sure I didn’t concentrate on anything
I couldn’t control.” B.J. was an
Olympic swimmer in 2000. These
words apply wonderfully well to my Olympic Experience in being in business for
myself. The competition feels
Olympic to me, most days. This
concept puts me right in the center of my own good brain and heart. The only two realms in the entire
universe over which I exert control.
Looking out, through the ballast that cushions me while I’m
standing in the center of this metaphorical circle, I’m protected from the
swish and swoosh of perilous waters, blowing winds and drama, fabricated or
pressing, of any kind. This is a
center stage I could get used to.
Larry Eisenberg said, “For peace of mind, resign as general
manager of the universe.”
It was with irony that today I resigned from general manager
in charge of absolutely nothing: but, mostly, the weather forecase of my own
heart. In the course of
extraordinary and diverse actions today I recognize how very inconsequential I
can be in the larger machinations of our culture. But while I may be small in relation to the whole of the
world, I remain particularly large and significant to … me!
I remain of great consequence to myself. And I am clear that THAT is the most important position to fill.