Strength of Service
In Walk that Humble Swagger, I shared on a thought around “Be unjust to no (hu)man, and show all meekness to all (hu)men.”
Now, I am on to another week-long leg of the 42 Day Countdown Journey to 2021.
This a journey towards exploring my own character being brought to 2021. Given the past week and news of Panda’s health and the road ahead, I am ever more clear on the need for me to do this. So, this week, I am focusing on “Be as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression.” I am taking this week to ponder these words.
But, I must tell you that my recent conversation with Linda Kavelin-Popov reminded me of what they might look like humbly strived for in a human being and doing. I invite you to take in that conversation.
Linda is a best selling author, international speaker and Founder of The Virtues Project, starting with a simple coffee conversation in 1988. The Project is now in at least 120 countries and has received recognition from the UN, Dalai Lama, Oprah and Time magazine. It is remarkable as a true movement; and I recommend that view and listen.
As for me, Day 22 (Wednesday, December 9) through Day 16 (Tuesday, December 15)… will be about deepening on the path of what it might look like to strive to be “as a lamp unto them that walk in darkness, a joy to the sorrowful, a sea for the thirsty, a haven for the distressed, an upholder and defender of the victim of oppression.”
There is Strength in these notions, for ourselves and in Service to others; humbly walked.
I know that 2021 for me will be a path where Service is the foundation of a true sense of joy… practiced with Panda, my Circle and those I am most intent on serving going forward.
Now that (for me) is a strength to lead worth working towards.
Peace, passion and prosperity…
Barry Lewis Green
aka The Unity Guy
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.