REFLECT 

08/31/2019

LIVING IN A CHANGING WORLD


 CONQUER ONESELF

This time is a special call for us to learn to discern our silences, our actions, our lives.


UNSHIELDED

The wisdom of someone who owns nothing and the courage of someone who dreams everything possible. 


TELL YOUR TRUTH

"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.


What it is

It is madness

says reason

It is what it is
says love
It is unhappiness
says caution
It is nothing but pain
says fear
It has no future
says insight
It is what it is
says love

It is what it is
says love
It is ridiculous
says pride
It is foolish
says caution
It is impossible
says experience
It is what it is
says love."

Erich Fried, Es ist was es ist. Liebesgedichte. 


Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,

for the rights of all who are destitute.

Speak up and judge fairly;

defend the rights of the poor and needy. 

Proverbs 31:7-9



EMPATHY 

is the most important leadership skill needed today!

"To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens."

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/empathy-most-important-leadership-skill-needed-today-hyacinth

THE STRENGTH OF FRAGILITY


THE POWER OF HUMBLENESS

South African captain inspires world with powerful post match interview

"I was grateful for everything the team has been through. We faced a lot of challenges, but you know, the people of South Africa have got behind us and we are so grateful to the people of South Africa," he said on eir Sport.
"We have so many problems in our country, but to have a team like this... You know, we come from different backgrounds, different races, and we came together with one goal, and we wanted to achieve it. I really hope that we have done that for South Africa, to show that we can pull together if we want and achieve something."
"Since I have been alive, I have never seen South Africa like this. Obviously in 1995, what the World Cup did for us, and now with all the challenges we have, the coach just came and told us we are not playing for ourselves anymore, we are playing for our people back home.
"That's what we wanted to do today. We really appreciate all the support. People in the taverns, people in the shebeens, people in farms, [for] homeless people there were screens there, and people in rural areas, thank you so much. We appreciate all the support, we love you South Africa, and we can achieve anything if we work together as one."  Spoken from the heart.

Siya Kolisi

source: https://www.sportsjoe.ie/rugby/siya-kolisi-interview-rugby-world-cup-south-africa-207708


Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking.

Steve Jobs


Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive.   

Jose Marti


The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.                        Alice Walker


Just WATCH, LISTEN and REFLECT... 

Federer and Nadal Coaching Fabio Fognini

"Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think,
 more talented than you know,
 and capable of more than you imagine." 
                   Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. 

                                                     Leonardo Da Vinci  



Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

                                                      Helen Keller


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