I’m in a soul-searching mood today … especially after a lovely retreat hosted by auntie Gennet and Jacq, our new neighbours. Although the retreat focused more on being grateful for 2011 and clarifying our intentions for 2012, I can’t help thinking about the ‘big questions’ that I have been ignoring for sometime now …
- What do I want to be remembered for when I’m gone?
- What legacy would I leave behind?
- What would I hope to hear your mother and you say about me?
- What would I say to God when asked “What have you done with the gifts I have given you?”
- What is the biggest regret in my life if I were to die in the next hour?
For the first question … three words came to mind: Truth, Choice, Action. Collectively, they underpin my life’s work as a catalyst for the transformation of individuals, organisations, and hopefully, in time to come, societies.
I believe that transformation begins with …
uncovering, confronting, and accepting the truth, followed by making a conscious choice that is aligned with our deepest values and authentic intentions … which leads naturally to new actions that will bring about the desired changes, results, or new realities.
It’s as simple as that, but not always easy. Give it a go. Pick an area of your life that is not working as well as you desire, and test run the Truth>Choice>Action process. May you experience the profound impact it could possibly bring. Meanwhile, let me continue my reflections on the remaining questions.
Your Soul-searching Dad