Perhaps you share a belief, a way of holding the world, that parallels this idea:
We are all one, interconnected, not separate.
And maybe you don’t! And that is, of course, OKAY! Yet I thought I would share one way that this idea impacts me.
I am an entrepreneur, a life coach and motivational speaker. I am one of many, many people who depend on others to find value in their work and life expression for their livelihood, many who do the same type of work I do. If I hold each of these other beings as my competitor and separate from me, then I am filled with anxiety, fear, a need to out do or look better than, or perhaps, a feeling of less than and hopelessness. Not only do these feelings build a wall between you and me, they cut a deep slice between me and my inner, creative self which I need in order to motivate, inspire, and be with my coaching clients and workshop attendees.
What happens when instead, I look at my competitors as one with me, and see us traveling the same path, desiring to have a positive impact in the world? For me, this opens my mind and heart to a very different experience! My awareness begins to include:
There is never too much love.
The world needs all of us.
Your success adds to the awareness of what I believe in!
As you impact the world, more people become aware of positive, empowering ideas.
Yesterday, “me and my guitar” showed up to gift a group of caregivers. I shared some of my own music, but also a piece by Jana Stanfield (www.JanaStanfield.com) a woman whose work and life have greatly impacted my own. I found it easy to sing her praises and many asked for her contact information and website.
But what about me?
It didn’t even show up! When I am open and feeling connection and oneness, we’re simply all in this together and there is always enough. Proof? As I was packing up, one of the attendees came over to me and asked: And who are you? Where have you been? You are so gifted. Why don’t I know about you? He was a Jana Stanfield fan who could see in me similar gifts. What does this tell me? Well, I have learned so much from that amazing woman! Sharing Jana with others does not diminish me. In fact, we are one in heart and intention. It is a privilege to let the world know about Jana through my words … and, I guess, through my talent!
When I am open, share ideas, support and encourage others, see us as connected rather than separate, my world expands! I learn from you. You receive my gifts and together we grow.
In what ways do you remain separate?
What would a sense of interconnectedness, oneness do?