Okay, I admit it. Sometimes I can come across as arrogant. In fact, sometimes I probably am acting arrogant. How else could I recognize what I’m about to write?
Recently, I became involved with an organization building community. This transition didn’t come easily for me, having to overcome a number of personal challenges. We could likely agree that challenges are humbling experiences and great growth and learning periods. I’d also say the influence of the time strengthened core values for humanity. So building community is significant to values for humanity.
Engaging in the role, I reach out to members of the community seeking to build bridges, add harmony, increase participation, elevate exposure through promotion, and create win-win for residents, businesses, associations, and neighbours. And why not? That is, after all, what we are here for: To do life together!
So what of the people intent upon their social status, material wealth, personal image, and so on? Don’t get me wrong! I like to dress well, feel good, have a few dollars in my pocket, and have a place that I fit in the world around me. What I’m saying is that I do enjoy these things and want to include and enjoy the ride with others. I just don’t get the guy, gal, person who has blood circulation to the brain sucking the life our of their heart.
Whatever position, wealth, health, etc., life offers you, treat it with respect. In other words, treat yourself and every living thing, person, or opportunity with equal respect. The adage easy come, easy go comes from the wise men and women before who tumbled from great heights. Open the heart, lead with the heart, and forget that idea that something outside of your living body makes you any more special than anyone else.
Love and Life are worth it.