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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Break

The word break. Hmmmm… so many meanings.

For such a little word, it can mean everything from violence to peace.

Last week, I wrote on Truth and Understanding…. and virtues including Truthfulness, Understanding and Unity. I also wrote in Your Purpose, Now about Wholeheartedness, Wisdom, Wonder and Zeal. That concluded the ROCK 105 series. A break, if you will. Then Monday, I wrote on resetting… another form of breaking.

Amidst the end of September and getting into my rhythm slowly but surely with a new College year… amidst working on my new website and work related to Epic Engage… amidst resetting on health… and a sick puppy right now needing care… it is time for a break.

I just completed leading a powerful, real and very cool and engaging series of training with facilitators-in-training … with backgrounds from here to Iran, China, South Africa, Mexico, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and beyond. Incredible. Beautiful. Inspiring. I was excited about it beforehand but I had no idea how it would open my eyes and heart.

And it got me thinking about a break inside. Listen to the lyrics. “I finally figured out what’s mine.”

It is time for my own break. It is time for Detachment.

In that last session this past Monday, the song Jerusalema came up. It is my new favourite song. The lyrics. Find them. See them. Hear them. For me, it also speaks of both letting go and finding something better. The vibe and the words move the spirit and the feet.

And for me, it is time for a letting go of some things. A break. “Everything requires everything” is a whisper I keep hearing and it feels like this Fall is the time for the falling away. There is still more to discern but clarity is sharpening it blades. Will it be violent? No. Will it be peaceful? Probably not. Will it be good and right? I have no doubt.

But a break it must be. A break, for good. A break, for the good. New vistas await. October will be very telling. For now, I ask you… what has ended its journey for and with you? Of what do you need to let go? How can Detachment be practiced.

Do that.

I am.

Peace, passion and prosperity…

Barry Lewis Green

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Truth and Understanding

Last week in T-Time Thoughts, I shared on Thankfulness, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance and Trust. Yesterday in The broadCAST (one great read I might add), I shared on Trustworthiness.

Today is Day 99 of ROCK 105… and for Days 99 through 101 on Thursday, I offer a powerful three…

Today, I shared on Assertiveness on After School Live. How are these connected? Speaking our Truthfulness with quiet Confidence can help forge and build Understanding and Unity.

Amidst these craziest of days personally for me … and these days and times in which we all live, it is ever and increasingly important to walk our walk and talk with a quiet Confidence. The brash and in-your-face meets with other brash and in-your-face. We get strife, conflict, contention and apathy. To get in-your-heart requires speaking our best Truthfulness with Confidence to forge Understanding and Unity. We seek not to impress nor boss. We seek to communicate, speaking and listening.

What would Truthfulness, Understanding and Unity look like for you? Speak and do that with quiet Confidence.

Peace, passion and prosperity…

Barry Lewis Green

aka The Unity Guy

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Barry Lewis Green moves the needle on character leadership and unity building with joyful ferocity and thoughtful zeal.  Barry helps leaders forge strong, united cultures at school, work, business and community.  Joe Calloway says, “I had the distinct pleasure of being in an audience in Montreal with Barry Lewis Green on the stage. Quite simply, Barry absolutely captivated us with his talent, his message, and his heart.  The feeling of unity that Barry created in the room that day was extraordinary.”  With 39 years in education and leadership training and development … and work in the private, public and community sectors across Canada… and as a speaker, educator, master facilitator, coach, writer, singer, dancer, and cartoonist, Barry stokes the fire.

T-Time Thoughts

Last week, I wrote on soulful work and living. This week, on LinkedIn, I shared on walking it. Today, I find myself in the eye of the storm, a brief shining moment of peace amidst huge amounts of stuff to do, all converging this latter part of September. The overwhelm in the eye. Aaaaagh. Then, I realize that it is Day 93 of ROCK 105 … all about…

Huh? How does that even relate? Telling the truth kindly and gently? Reflecting on my words? Thinking before I speak? Not allowing anger to control? Discerning the timeliness of thought and speech? Courteous language? How does this relate or resonate?

In our self talk. What if, when in overwhelm, we spoke to ourselves thusly? What if this over somehow beating ourselves up?

Hmmmm. Hmmmm indeed. Hmmmmm in deed.

Give that a try. I am.

In addition, and over Days 94 (Thursday) through 97 (Sunday), I will be practicing…

Thankfulness, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance and Trust. Now, there is a T-4 worth considering. And they tie into the message of today. To practice Tact with myself, maybe I consider the roles of Thankfulness, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance and Trust.

What a thought!?

Worth a thought.

Peace, passion and prosperity…

Barry Lewis Green

aka The Unity Guy

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Barry Lewis Green moves the needle on character leadership and unity building with joyful ferocity and thoughtful zeal.  Barry helps leaders forge strong, united cultures at school, work, business and community.  Joe Calloway says, “I had the distinct pleasure of being in an audience in Montreal with Barry Lewis Green on the stage. Quite simply, Barry absolutely captivated us with his talent, his message, and his heart.  The feeling of unity that Barry created in the room that day was extraordinary.”  With 39 years in education and leadership training and development … and work in the private, public and community sectors across Canada… and as a speaker, educator, master facilitator, coach, writer, singer, dancer, and cartoonist, Barry stokes the fire.

Soulful Work and Living

First, please read this on morals and ethic on the front line.

In Acceptance and R-More, I offered up 6 virtues walking us to this past Sunday. Last Monday, Labour Day, I offered up on Sacrifice… Day 85 of ROCK 105. Now, and amidst the days of College start up, I offer Day 86 (Tuesday) through 91 of ROCK 105

and…

Self-Discipline, Serenity, Service, Simplicity, Sincerity and Soulfulness. In many ways, I see the latter as encompassing the 5 former. To live our best truth, and stay on it requires Self-Discipline. In being who we are and more than good with that engages Serenity, Simplicity and Sincerity. And in bringing our best truth to the world, we best serve.

Amidst these days of College start up and reworking my website, I need be reminded of same. Both my work in education and enterprise must remember same. Grounded thusly. This week, I intend to study and practice on Soulfulness. We need it it to found and ground us in these times.

How does Soulfulness relate for you?

Peace, passion and prosperity…

Barry Lewis Green

aka The Unity Guy

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and our MULTIVERSE of online forums and offerings

Barry Lewis Green moves the needle on character leadership and unity building with joyful ferocity and thoughtful zeal.  Barry helps leaders forge strong, united cultures at school, work, business and community.  Joe Calloway says, “I had the distinct pleasure of being in an audience in Montreal with Barry Lewis Green on the stage. Quite simply, Barry absolutely captivated us with his talent, his message, and his heart.  The feeling of unity that Barry created in the room that day was extraordinary.”  With 39 years in education and leadership training and development … and work in the private, public and community sectors across Canada… and as a speaker, educator, master facilitator, coach, writer, singer, dancer, and cartoonist, Barry stokes the fire

Acceptance and R-More

In That First Virtue last week, I wrote on Patience and said, “Patience is more than we often think it to be. It is a quiet Strength, Trust, Hope and Confidence. It speaks to the Infinite Game, and I feel it is time to go back and really study and practice this one. With the news of the passing of Sir Ken Robinson, I am reminded of both his inspiration and the need to continue the work he inspired. Patience breeds Optimism and visa versa. Rome was not built in a day, but it was built.”

Your R-More, and ROCK 105

This week, I am even better understanding same … and the strength that is Acceptance (see further below).

Up until Monday, August 31, we have explored 78 days and 78 virtues… and Patience was one of them. This week, amidst all that is going on with the start of College, a new website and era for Epic Engage, and more… I explore Days 79 through 84 of ROCK 105…… with…

… up through Sunday, September 6, 2020… and ahead of Labour Day in Canada… Day 85 to come. I am going to be practicing each of these 6 that I simply and affectionately refer to as my R-More. I suggest the practice and exploration to anyone as these 6 range, and bring diverse capacity to bring it, endure it, answer it and feel it. I humbly suggest that you have a considered read and reflect.

Acceptance

That all said, I am particularly considering Acceptance this day…

… and its role in finding our starting block. With the news of the passing of Chadwick Boseman, I am reminded that Acceptance provides us with our bearings, and even purpose… at least the opportunity to accept it. What I am learning of Chadwick is that he wore such well… in words and deeds. Though never really knowing him, I do indeed miss him already… but I will not miss on his message by example. In so not missing on same, I am reminded of these words…

Noble have I created thee, yet thou hast abased thyself. Rise then unto that for which thou wast created.

Rising up requires Acceptance. It is the message of Atlas Falls… my new personal anthem of choice from Shinedown. It is the message I refuse to miss from Chadwick.

Yeah, this day, I am reminded of Patience, Acceptance and the R-More to live our best lives while we can. I intend such. For me, there is no time to lose. For none of us. This does not imply “hustle”. It does imply Acceptance and answering our own call. How about you? Wouldn’t you rather? I would. I freakin’ would. I do. How about you? And while you are pondering same, maybe check out TUGtv. There are examples of people answering their own call.

Peace, passion and prosperity…

Barry Lewis Green

aka The Unity Guy

CHECK OUT

CHECK OUT OUR COACHING

and our MULTIVERSE of online forums and offerings

Barry Lewis Green moves the needle on character leadership and unity building with joyful ferocity and thoughtful zeal.  Barry helps leaders forge strong, united cultures at school, work, business and community.  Joe Calloway says, “I had the distinct pleasure of being in an audience in Montreal with Barry Lewis Green on the stage. Quite simply, Barry absolutely captivated us with his talent, his message, and his heart.  The feeling of unity that Barry created in the room that day was extraordinary.”  With 39 years in education and leadership training and development … and work in the private, public and community sectors across Canada… and as a speaker, educator, master facilitator, coach, writer, singer, dancer, and cartoonist, Barry stokes the fire

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