A Right Livelihood with Conscious Leading and Living
Foundational to leadership are self-knowledge, self-regulation, awareness, openness (heart, mind, actions), a holistic envisioning, ability of deep listening, courage to be vulnerable and ability to dialogue. Connect to your unlimited potential and step into your awake leadership, live the life you want and contribute positively to our world.
Let's learn together how to identify the places where you are vulnerable and you can use some help. This will equip you to face any form of humiliation that may present itself out of a particular interaction with anyone or as a result of your work as a leader. Once we make friends with shame, we are able to suspend our critical voices, and open up to new ideas, understandings and possibilities. We step into a new consciousness that wants to create the new.
FOR ONE WHO HOLDS POWER
May the gift of leadership awaken in you as a vocation,
Keep you mindful of the providence that calls you to serve.
As high over the mountains the eagle spreads its wings,
May your perspective be larger than the view from the foothills.
When the way is flat and dull in times of gray endurance,
May your imagination continue to evoke horizons.
When thirst burns in times of drought,
May you be blessed to find the wells.
May you have the wisdom to read time clearly
And know when the seed of change will flourish.
In your heart may there be a sanctuary
For the stillness where clarity is born.
May your work be infused with passion and creativity
And have the wisdom to balance compassion and challenge.
May your soul find the graciousness
To rise above the fester of small mediocrities.
May your power never become a shell
Wherein your heart would silently atrophy.
May you welcome your own vulnerability
As the ground where healing and truth join.
May integrity of soul be your first ideal.
The source that will guide and bless your work.
- Jon O'Donohue. To Bless the Space Between Us