I am totally into these colorful party cannons filled with confetti made out of wildflower seeds.
Sitting in an invisible chair is refreshingly weird. It made me smile. (It sure does not look comfortable.)
“If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”
– Alan Watts
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“The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”
– Charles Bukowski
Big thanks to Kevin Kelly for sharing Am I Part of The Problem? It’s an interactive (and empathic) tool that will walk you through how to apologize. Kevin also describes in his post: “It also helps you understand the difference between intent and impact and the different ways you can make amends — direct, indirect or by example. It’s not designed to make you feel better about yourself, but instead is a useful practice in accountability.”
“Generosity sometimes involves personal sacrifice, but it is a sacrifice that feels different than cheap dental floss. “Generous generosity” can actually move us more toward embracing uncertainty. If having, or keeping, what is “mine” creates a sense of certainty, then giving it away involves sacrificing that security at some level. And “mine” can extend beyond money or stuff. What about “my” time? “My” plans? “My” life? If I give it away, will my own needs be met? At the most basic level, giving is an act of deep-rooted trust. It is an energy that directly combats a spirit of scarcity.
Someone once said that it is not “whether you have it” but “how you have it.” Do we hold it in such a way that we are willing to part with it? It seems that our level of detachment often informs our level of generosity. But it is not an exact science. In other words, generosity is not a line item in our budget for which we write a calculated check each month (although that’s a good place to start). Rather, heart filled giving is really quite fluid and requires an ongoing spirit of awareness. In our humanity, we do it imperfectly, but we hope others are generous with us when we miss the mark.”
With a Spirit of Generosity, by Jen MacNab
This is the first time I am sharing the talk I gave in November of 2019 at the House of Beautiful Business in Lisbon. (Whispers: It was the first time one of my talks garnered a standing ovation. It must have hit a nerve!)
In my talk, I tell the story of how CreativeMornings came to be and I am appealing to all creative manifesters to step up, give a damn and go beyond the low-vibration game of success.
I believe we are in a time of awakening and more business leaders are shifting from a purely analytical approach to running their business to a more heart-centered approach. I am here for it!
But most of all, my message to everyone was simple: Whatever you do, make sure you’re inspired by your own story.
(A big thank you to the team of House of Beautiful Business for letting me post the audio of the talk. And no, there is no video recording.)