When did you last declare what you need? When did you last speak it out loud and into the world with a knowing, a steely certainty born of the challenging and conscious work of uncovering what it is that you truly need?
I sat in front of the camera with nothing to bring. There was stillness, space and time. And the knowing that these three were well suited partners. The resulting three minutes speak of something I’ve noticed. Something you may find useful – A human warmth and profound human connection that lives beyond all our seeming differences.
Sir John Whitmore was the pioneer and godfather of coaching in the workplace. He fills these few minutes with many provocative questions concerning a life lived traveling an original path.
‘It happens with people. It happens in solitude. It happens in the midst of incredible busyness. And incredible stillness.’ Might you take a step towards a contemplative life. A meditative life. A life of quiet and courageous transformation.
Beyond the far edge of all he knew, was the only place in which discovery would happen. The kind of discovery that would solve the predicaments of a life weighed down by much that is human. As is its nature, such discovery would seek him out.
‘… you think you have a map in your hand that’s going to guide you to where you need to go. And as you walk along you realize the map you’re holding isn’t helping. It’s somebody else’s map. It’s somebody else’s markings on it.’
‘How brazen’ they said. ‘How threatening’ they thought. She’d talk with anyone. With everyone. Without caution, or regard to who or how they were. Or to where such conversation might lead …
What you seek is seeking you BUT you’re so busy looking that what is trying to find you, can’t. Know this, that there is a possibility that what might drive your entire life could be so dramatically different.
There is a palpable undercurrent in these unusual times. A sea change in consciousness. And as we’ve become more aware, movements have formed in an attempt to change this world for the good. Know this, “… if there’s truth at the heart of a movement you would do best to realize that and represent it as honestly and truthfully as you can.”
Awareness is an unusual substance. Beyond powerful. It stands to change this world for the good. Yet the act of seeking it might push it further from us. The following is an observation of how we might transform the very way we see and why such a thing might be important.