Every morning I have a wonderful time looking through all the blogs and sites that I have rss’d (they get sent to me without me having to seek them out all the time). And for the techies in the audience – download Sage for free and it aggregates all your RSS feeds visually. I love it.
Anyway (yeh – I can see the non IT nerds yawning out there) – I get a buddhist saying every day and todays was kind of apt.
There are two mistakes one can make along the way – not going all the way and not starting. Buddha
That’s what I feel about core dreams and ideas.
Having dreams and playing with ideas is fantastic. The more the merrier.
Somewhere along the line it is worth deciding which ones you want to make a reality.
As to going all the way – well- I have a more fluid approach. Keep the dream/idea/goal in sight – do your very best to make it real – and – if for whatever reason it doesn’t seem to be working – let it go.
Many, many years ago I came across something called the Four Path Way. I can’t remember what spiritual tradition it came from and I’m an eclectic magpie when it comes to spiritual purpose – dogma just doesn’t do it for me.
The Four Path Way is something I talk to groups about when I’m working with them over a period of time. I use it as a kind of code of behaviour in the group.
Here it is:
Tell the Truth
Let go of the Outcome
Simple & effective.
Letting go of the outcome does not mean don’t have a goal. It means that, paradoxically, have a dream, work towards it – and then – let go – of the perceived success and failure.
Learn from it certainly – just don’t define yourself by it.
That’s my wee thought for the day.
Have a great week folks.