As the pandemic descended around us, I stopped running and took stock in my life and priorities. I also had the good fortune of having a long-term consulting gig at a movie company end at nearly the same time, so I was free to figure out my next life steps.
I realized what I loved was putting on events like I had for years and for developing experiential programs that brought people together and built community. I even love doing newsletters like this!
I also realized my spiritual practice and inner journey to my authentic self was my top priority. I truly believe that we can’t change the world unless we change ourselves. Inner transformation creates outer transformation.
Now, don’t get me wrong, we need activists and advocates to hold corporations accountable and to bring truth into the public eye, so I’m not criticizing anyone working toward outer good. But some of the angriest people I’ve ever met are peace activists.
I’ve been on a journey to myself for over twenty-five years, so, trust me, I’m in no way perfect or have the answers. I know I have a long way to go – but I’m now okay with that. I’m learning to embrace my flaws and my humanity and laugh with joy at this crazy thing we call life.
As my journey deepens, my joy grows. And with that, I hope to inspire people who want to carve their own path.
That’s how real change happens.
Anyone with me?