Discover the truth that all is Love by relating to all lovingly. When we suspend judgment and offer every element of our experience unconditional Attention, Acceptance, Appreciation, Affection, and Allowing, we open ourselves to the Love that permeates and surrounds us. The default human operating system is designed to ensure survival, which includes a strong negativity bias, putting us on the lookout for what's wrong, amiss, troublesome, dangerous, lacking, insufficient, unrewarding, uncomfortable, untrustworthy, etc. This despite the fact that we live in a time of unprecedented abundance of resources and physical safety. Isn't it time to courageously venture out and treat every experience as gift?
Throughout childhood most everyone had to adapt to environments and conditions they could not control. Seeking security we adopted identities and ways of navigating the world that could be counted on to satisfy our wants and needs, or those of others to whom we deferred. Often there is a great deal of comfort in confining oneself to what is most familiar, until we sense a need for change, which requires courage to forego comfort and step into uncertainty.
Sense into some of the qualities embodied by leaders you admire and how those virtues are used to inspire others. Consider the possibility that you too can provide leadership simply by recognizing your capacity to uniquely express similar virtues and values when interacting with others. Simply being authentic and sharing one's perspective can be the starting place for building a base of self confidence from which additional steps are taken with increasing ease.
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All 5 A's Discovering Life Before Death Discovering Wholenesss Identity Mission Statement Radical Acceptance Practice Redefine Life Expectancy Self Image Suffering Happens Thoughts-feelings Transcending-suffering