I can see now that these beliefs are not only unnecessary, they actually hinder my ability to do my purpose work. They suck up my energy. They make me less self-assured and powerful, less able to lead and connect.
2020 was the year from hell. Many of us lost loved ones forever, lost our jobs, or were simply not able to pursue what matters most to us. Yet, I said goodbye to 2020 this week with some gratitude too.
Maybe personal growth is more like a sculpture: the art is not to fill in or cover up, but to chip away at and hone what’s already there to more fully reveal myself.
It’s wonderful – even vital – to celebrate and bask in victories. And it’s vital to detach and recharge when needed. But it’s just as important to know when it’s time to jump back in.
It is the belief that we are all fundamentally together, fundamentally part of a greater whole, beautifully different sides of the same truth, droplets in the vast ocean of existence.
Kindling’s Map of Human Genius puts all of the social change milestones and actions you can take Kindling has compiled over the last several years onto one global map.
What else have I left off my maps? What truth have I yet to discover?
What I’m beginning to see is that there are two distinct voices within me. There’s the one I’ve been listening to loyally my whole life that is telling me that I am incomplete and wants to be whole. And then there’s the one who has been waiting patiently, telling me I am whole as I am, and calling me down the right path of my life, like a beacon in the fog.
After all that we’ve seen over the last four years and last several centuries, are there still core values and aspirations that we can build around together? What exactly is it that we want to build back?
This next week may require us to show up for our communities in ways that might seem hard to fathom right now. Are you prepared?