Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Visions and other magic

Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.   James Allen

I met with my business partner last night. We spent time visioning and creating maps of what the future could/will/can look like.

Putting it down on paper gives clarity to vision.

We talked about dreams and mind-mapped and shared our belief and our fears, about what we can do, together and apart when we are focused on 'the value we bring to the world.'

Another friend dropped by and said -- I get that what you both can do is amazing. What I see is a lack of focus.

And we focused, because our friend was right. We were avoiding articulating our value to the world.

"What's the pain you address?" our friend asked.

And we pondered and meditated and doodled some more.

The pain of how our sad stories keep us from living the life, having the success, being the one's we've always dreamed of, we replied.

And so, an idea grew, a dream awoke, a vision clarified and we are on the path to creating that which we dream of -- a world where stories enable people, no matter where they stand on the corporate ladder, no matter where they hang their hat, to live their dreams, fearlessly, joyfully and freely.

It was an evening of creativity. An evening where my spirit felt the wings of hope fluttering gracefully in the mind-space of possibility.

It was an opening. A doorway. An expansion.

It was, exciting and fun and challenging. It was pure magic and this morning I awoke feeling invigorated, excited and happy!

My partner is one of the most courageous people I know. When faced with questions that probe the darkness, she steps into the light, illuminating her truth without fear of the shadows lurking behind the next answer.

She is fearless and I am blessed to be in this partnership where we can both express our true selves without fear of criticism, judgment or ridicule. A place where both our voices are heard, all our perspectives honoured.

What a blessing.

This is what 'business' should feel like.

Now, to get out there into the world, and create what we envisioned!


JeannetteLS said...

That's all I want from writing my memoir in a way that people will want to read it. I would not have another family. I would not choose a different past, even. After the pain there is exquisite beauty and a joy magnified by the journey.

That's what I want to write, and it is what lies behind my painting. This life is more about the beauty than the pain.

I feel invigorated by your telling of your evening. I'm glad I was sent to your blog.

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Diane Walker said...

This sounds so exciting! I can't wait to hear more...

Brian Miller said...

very cool...and yes that is when business is good...i may be sick but i love the planning phase...mapping and action plans...

S. Etole said...

Sounds like a remarkable evening.

Fi said...

Sounds invigorating and illuminating - I look forwward to following your progress and growth.

PS I finished you book

Joyce Wycoff said...

It's always easier for someone outside our situation to see the things we can't. I used to do an exercise in my workshops where I paired people and they had to solve each other's problems. The person with the problem could only briefly describe it and then LISTEN. It always seemed to make a difference.