The Holiday Season is upon us. Thanksgiving just a few days ago, with Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s just ahead! It’s a time for being with family and friends to celebrate this festive time of year and give thanks, and to honor religious beliefs of varying denominations.
It’s another year in the journey of life! For some; progress on the path they were on, and for others a new path has shown up. And for some who think there’s been no progress, a year of reflection and making space for a new direction and path to become clear.
Whether you believe in destiny or random chaos, we all experience growth and progress in life and in ways unique to each of us. Sometimes the growth is intentional, sometimes serendipitous, and at other times it’s just plain old happenstance. Regardless, the growth occurs and you are no longer the same person. You experience, feel and see things differently. That’s the majesty and wonder of life! Several years ago I listened to Paul Hawken, entrepreneurial founder of Erewhon, an early pioneer in natural foods, and Smith & Hawken the gardening supply company. During his talk he said a couple of things which I thought were quite profound. First he said “Business is too important to be left only to business people”, and “Grow to become who you are”! The second quote is one that really resonated with me. Sometimes we pursue a path in life, whether it be business or personal, which is not in alignment with who we are. When this happens we can find our pursuits a struggle … they don’t flow as they should. For those whose path is in alignment things seem to just flow for them and each day in genuinely enjoyable with little, or no stress. Read More