The 21st century is proving to be challenging. Everywhere you look there seems to be discontent, upheaval and division. We are witnessing extremes in all areas. Progressives are too progressive and conservatives are too conservative. So why and where are we headed?
With what seems like a world raging out of control and uncertainty fueling the fire, multitudes of people are dealing with high levels of stress and anxiety. However, fear is the largest contagion that we are confronted with.
Your thoughts and words can act as powerful influences that affect you, as well as others. When they are felt, heard and repeated enough they can change the way we think and behave. Therefore, carefully observe yourself.
To meet the demands and challenges of 21st century, self-aware leaders are needed. That means leaders who have the willingness to look at their strengths and weakness. Not easy for a leader with a dominant ego or a fast-track lifestyle.
A teacher of mine once said, “If we’d clean up our own thoughts, the natural environment would automatically clean up.” Is our mind, which encompasses our thoughts, that powerful?
A crisis is an opportunity to recognize and gain a better understanding of life. It helps us to discover our purpose – as an individual, a country and globally. It helps us to break free from the past to forge a better way forward.
Imprints are different. You see and feel someone at a deeper level. A bit of their soul becomes engraved in yours. And in the dark times it lights your way. Their strength becomes yours. You never feel alone.
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”~ Robert Frost
Picture your entire life stretched on a fluid canvas of colors, sounds, thoughts and aspirations. Right now you are intimately affecting your individual lifetime work-of-art. The overall design is in your hands.
Weed out your negative thoughts and feelings and you will transform your scattered energy into a strong focused energy. Your newfound self-awareness will result in clarity – a needed tool for every area of your life.