What The World Needs is What Makes You Come Alive!!

Don’t ask what the world needs. 
Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is
people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman, American theologian,
clergy, mystic and civil rights activist, 1900-1981

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Comment by David Eggleton on November 14, 2011 at 5:55pm

Wonderful!  This is the germ of leader-full.

P.S.  You can edit a blog, so your title typo can be repaired, Lindsay.

Comment by Lindsay Newland Bowker on November 15, 2011 at 7:36am

Thanks David..and thatnks for pointing out blogs can be edited.

We are all leaderfull..each of us..every one of us in any moment  ,,if we are doing what makes us come alive then will be awake and aware in every moment that calls on us to act or speak in leadership.

I like the flower garland school of buddhisms term "infininite interpenetration" to which I was introduced via John Cage. The core idea of "infinite interpenetration:  is that we are unique and uniquely needed. and at the same time literally co mingled with every thing else..not just connected but actually co mingled, inter connected.  Its a very fruitful way of thinking about the relationship between  the individual and humanity, to all of sentient life.

The theologian Raimon Panikkar expresses it as "I as thou: thou as I"

It implies a condition of mutuality that  is not chosen.;it simply is. and at the same time recognizes, celebrates and seeks the full blooming of each individuals unique  and needed gifts.what makes us come alive.

"What the world needs is what makes you comes alive" is an eloquent succinct expression of these same ideas.


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