Loneliness and leadership - from aloneness to community

Our loneliness has long served as a message that we need community to thrive. Belonging is who we have become. To feel the warmth of bonding and the rhythm of our heart is to be human. We cannot ever solve loneliness by turning to external validation, though. We cannot belong from a place of lack. We cannot belong without true kindness. The big paradox then: To feel less lonely, we actually, first of all, need to hang out a little more with ourselves: Alone. And from the space of all-oneness, kind with ourselves, we can create community. 

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Journaling into Leadership

Journaling comes down to simply setting time aside to organize thoughts and dreams with the aid of written language, utterly without judgment. This very act uncovers spaciousness. New solutions orient themselves in mesmerizing patterns like iron filaments around a magnet. We energize ourselves with the visibility of our own resourcefulness. Journaling is a powerful pathway into more effective leadership. which leaders like Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln have long known. 

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Questions, Answers, Truth

Questions are intriguing. Especially in a world that simply is. What do we ask? How can there be answers to what just is? What do we not ask? Witness to our curiosity and aliveness, a good question busts through the closed doors of our consciousness and stops us in our habitual tracks. A powerful question functions as  a dynamic invitation to learn and grow. But what makes for transformative questions?

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