I am grateful for a return to the practice of meditation. Since a guided meditation just last week, I have increasingly conducted my own excursions … and the results are revealing not unlike an onion peel. I will be sharing more on this process and its revelations minor and major going forward. For now, I refer to this I came across from Simon Sinek just yesterday and it resonates with some of my owns “recognitions” through meditation of late.
I humbly, deeply believe and contend that the next 10 years are a “defining moment” for Humanity. My Optimism is that of Gene Roddenberry, and my Faith. We will get there. But it will require much of us, beyond any “5 steps to success” or revenue streams or prosperity thinking. There is work needed around character and character is fundamental to any sustainable and sustaining solutions needed, moving and going forward.
Character in business and education and science. Character in sales and service. Character in exploration and agriculture. Character in all arenas of human endeavour.
Character is not about perfect as a noun or destination. It is about perfect as a verb or process. “The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds, through commendable and seemly conduct” are words in which I sincerely and wholeheartedly believe. These days and times are and will be historic I imagine. These years ahead will challenge our best capacities of character. And character matters in uncertain times ever more so. It matters with how we resolve issues around environment, social justice, economics, science, medicine and much more. The global goals need it. Work and advancement, locally and globally, needs it. We need Creativity … the capacity to create … and Character, with it. The betterment of the world needs it. And we need a better world.
Peace, purpose and prosperity.
“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ― Abraham Lincoln