The one where I fell in love with our tribe all over again...
To my dearest tribe,
Words can't express everything I would love to tell you about how you shifted my world last weekend at the MBI Summit. I expected hugs, laughter, tears, opened hearts, and vulnerability. What I did not expect was to fall head over heels in love with the combined soul of the whole of us.
At times it was difficult to stay present because it was so beautifully bright. But most of the time it was like being held grounded by a spirit so benevolent and caring that I couldn't help but have complete faith that it was safe. And real. Because if that wasn't real, then I'm not sure what is.
The most accurate picture I can envision of what might have happened is that we landed together in that little spot in the middle of this doodle. That spot where magic happens and all of a sudden, without warning, becomes everything.
I can honestly say #ididnotseethatcoming
In Truth & With Love,
The one where I caught a glimpse of what a functional community looks like.
Byron Katie teaches that there are, ultimately, only three types of business in this world: Mine, Yours, and God's. She also teaches that much of our stress comes from mentally living in some place other than our own business.*
And I have also witnessed great power within community when the three types of business overlap in a functional way. When we come together, with healthy boundaries and a mutual desire to do good (from supporting someone when she is down—to healing an entire ecosystem), magic happens.
My prayer for you is that you feel God in your business from time to time. (I, of course, have no idea what that looks like, because that would be your business. I just pray that you feel something as wonderful to you as my faith feels to me.)
I also pray that you (and I) choose to share space more often than not where functional team work and magic happens.
In Truth & With Love,
* If you are not familiar with Byron Katie or her view on the three kinds of business, you can read about it here. Scroll to page 7 of her little book and start with "Staying in Your Own Business." (I actually recommend the whole little book if you have time!)