At one of my #bepowerfulandfree® workshops I used a quote I read somewhere ‘We people are alike, the difference is the heart.” (unknown author). After the workshop, one participant asked me ‘So, what’s then the real difference among us?’ Great question.
There seem to be many differences among us, like background, appearance, environment we are part of, education, profession, culture, nations, experiences, and lifestyle to name a few. These differences sometimes create distance among us in relationships, teams, and society. This usually happens because we are not enough aware, we don’t know, we don’t understand, or we are afraid to know or to experience something new or different.
We might forget that these differences are actually something that could help us to learn and develop individually and as a collective much more or faster, than if we stay at a known and comfortable distance.
There’s a shifting point in this. To learn from each other we need to be willing – willing to be vulnerable, open, opposed, exposed, challenged, reinvented, over and over again, and again.
Here’s where our hearts come to the surface and show her/his/our real power – the truth. Being loving or something else, empowering or something else, inspiring or something else, trusting or something else. I could go on and on since it’s just the expression of love and fear in its core, for whatever reason or purpose.
I am inspired by people who individually, and together with others choose to keep making a difference, day after day, choosing love instead of fear, and standing for what/who they believe in. They shift the line from impossible to possible, from unknown to known, and from less loving to loving.
You probably think I’m talking about ‘the others’, ‘those’ who are doing ‘something big’ in the world, and not you. I am, and I am talking also about you and me. And, by the way, usually, it’s the small shifts we do that make the big/necessary/important difference, and it’s what we all do and do not do daily that creates the environment/the world we are all part of. Sometimes it’s just easier to see it by others, not just the negative, but also the positive. We are mirrors of each other to learn from each other.
Imagine if you’d intentionally stand in a possibility for someone (you can start with yourself and people around you) today, and inspire others to do the same, how abundant this world and our lives would be. Now forget that ‘if’, and just do it. Be that one who stands in a possibility for the other/s.