Saturday, February 28, 2015
I just returned from an incredible training that provided me with an opportunity to learn more about adding value to others. On the way home I was reading a book by John Maxwell and came across this statement: The right thought plus the right people in the right environment at the right time for the right reason = the right result. That is a lot of things to get 'right' at the same time. If I had to sum it up with one statement I pick "Right Reason" which I believe encompasses all the the others. I wonder, do you have a 'right reason' that is driving you in this season of your journey? Many people have good reasons; less have the right reason. I have spent much time pondering my motivation in life. Think for a moment about your response to: What is your reason for doing the things you do? Don't answer too quickly. We would all like to say it is to add value to others, but really think about it. Go below the first few layers of reasoning and surface responses to look deeper inside. As you peel back layers you will eventually get to your core and to the real answer to the question. Until we all deal with our humanity at our core level it is difficult to define an impeccable, altruistic 'right reason'. I challenge you today to begin exploring your 'right reason' if you have not done so and if you have looked at it, I challenge you to take it a little deeper. Never stop probing, never become lax in your search, never stop stop looking inside. It may scare you but ultimately it will bring the peace and freedom you and I long for. Have a great weekend!
Sunday, February 8, 2015
It has been a while since I have posted a blog in this space. I have been busy setting up a website for Navigating Authenticity that you can access at: www.navigatingauthenticity.com. I have also been finishing a book that will be a teaching tool I will use on the website. The book is about how life events over time cause each of us to build layers of protection for our core being. At some point in the journey we can even lose touch with our core. The book will give you snippets of life from a couple who experienced life's harshness and from a season in my own life. You will learn to navigate the hidden fortresses of your soul and reconnect with your authentic core. I am currently putting the finishing touches on the book and will be hosting a book launch team in the spring. I look forward to sharing this book with you and believe it will be a tool to assist you in your life journey. Blessings! Brenda