Noble Rising

In Nothing to Report?, I said “… things are happening, things are changing. I am in self reflection.”

I was, and am.

It is 2021, and the days of uncertainty continue. Personally, I deeply hold that we are in historic times and that we will make it.

With work, and character.

And over these days, and amidst memorizing these words of Baha’u’llah that I have chosen to adopt as my own “code” for which to strive life long, , I am also reminded of these words deeply held sacred and believed.

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

Exchange your name for thee and thou and thyself. Let that sink in. Understand what it says about your noble spirit.

There are 44 days until my next birthday, and the gift I choose to give myself is to have these words sink in to my very bones, cells and atoms. Rise then, in the practice of Nobility.

The world needs us, our nobly created us… each of us. Character is called for in these times and moving forward. It is called for at home, school, work, business and community. It is called for in order for us to move forward together, stronger. What does your noble spirit look like, in practice and in action? Imagine that countenance and gate. I am.

I am imagining what that more assured and humble step looks like, with the intention of living and working it. I am imagining it at home, school, work, business and community. The words above are being transformed into a personal vision of the man I chose to be.

How about you?

Come on up for the rising.

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.

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