It is tempting to buy-into the notion that our purpose and calling is solely a product of our personal ambition. While our ambitions may well reflect our personal dreams and hopes for the future, often we discover that our true aim is found in service to others, rather than service solely to self. It's found [...]
Author: Sharon E. Reed
“Sometimes achieving peace without begins within.” On this International Day of Peace, I invite to you to consider what role personal accountability, forgiveness and compassion play in achieving peace with others? How can holding space for another and/or opening a dialogue from a place genuine respect, create a bridge to deeper understanding and acceptance? How do you achieve peace in your own life?
Sometimes achieving peace without begins within. It begins with reconciling our heart with our head, facing head on those things we might rather avoid. It means taking a personal inventory of our behaviors and choices; making amends with those we have hurt or been hurt by. It means meeting others where they are and as they are… choosing to forgive and let go from a place of love, not ego; from a place of compassion, not resentment, without an expectation of reciprocity.
In celebration of International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21st, I’m curious to know and ask…
How do you achieve peace in your own life? What role can personal accountability, forgiveness and compassion play in achieving peace with others? How can holding space for another and/or opening a dialogue from a place genuine respect, create a bridge to deeper understanding and acceptance? As you inventory you…
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Impossibility thinking comes from a place of fear and a lack of Faith. Possibility thinking comes from a place of love and a fundamental belief that all things work together for good. I'm curious to know... Expanding on the theme of dreams and miracles, are you driven more by your fears or your Faith? Despite [...]
On Dreams & Miracles…
The moment we quit dreaming is the moment we quit manifesting miracles in our own life, for when we have no intentional aim, we most assuredly will get lost in the wilderness of life. I'm curious to know... Do you take time out to dream on a regular basis? Do you have an intentional aim [...]
Living an Undivided Life
“Sometimes what was important to us in the past, takes a backseat to new dreams, developed gifts, and clarity of purpose. This evolution is not separate and divided from the whole, but an extension of our selves reframed…”
Recent years have fill filled with unearthing, rebirthing, and giving life to my own voice and dreams. Left brain (re)united with the right, it’s been a season of learning to live an undivided life — not just privately within my own heart and mind, but professionally, too — allowing others to see and connect with my whole self, not just the piece(s) defined by past roles or opportunity.
It’s been challenging and scary. Layers of pride and fear dismantled as pieces of my wall have been broken down and discarded to reveal a hidden self. The public persona courageously united with the private; head aligned firmly with the heart.
But these steps are necessary to reach the places I have chosen to go. Necessary, for when we live a divided life, we often end up losing the very essence of who we are. We become restless, unsettled, and deeply compartmentalized. We become more…
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What is Your Legacy?
Every step of our journey is a series of beginnings and endings. A continuous stream of movement, each step is an endless series of mini births and deaths - the promise of what's to be and the of letting go of what no longer is; the space in between we call the present. I've been [...]
The Essence of Purpose
In a world that beckons us to find our purpose and pursue our passion, it's easy to become self-centric in our pursuits...
At any given time and under almost any circumstance, each of us can live out our callings in any one of a number of ways -- that the highest and best use of our gifts and talents need not be reflected in something extraordinary, but rather, in the ordinariness of our everyday lives; that the form of our work is less important than how we choose to show up, share our gifts, and serve others each and every day.
Do You Have Enough?
If character is at the heart of effective leadership, do you have enough of what it takes to lead yourself and others?
A World Gone Mad
Thought for the day: Never has there been a greater need for hope, faith, charity and love. In a world gone mad; in a world and country that have become fractured and divided in these turbulent and uncertain times, may we each remember that good exists among the evil, light co-exists with the dark, and [...]