Greeting My Human* Family!
Whether you’re in Greenwich Village, Bali, or you live near the Arctic Circle, you may have felt alone with a project or dream, in an important part of your life. Maybe you feel this now.
I’m sure there are many others who, like me, have dear friends, even awesome partners, and who still bump into the “how do I do this without support?” recurring feeling… Especially while developing a business or creative venture.
We feel alone. It’s significant and doesn’t help. Fact is, we live in a global village and have forgotten how a village works. Finding the human connections we need isn’t simple here. Western culture cultivates “disconnect” and complexity. Nature helps us re-connect to life energy and deeper, alive awareness. Other people help us too, when they are alive and connected. We may do this for each other. You are not alone.
Through Creative-Momentum for Small Business, we're helping create new story of how we live whole lives... It's an old tale too, of renewal, restoration and connection. Connection with Community, with the Earth, and with our best selves. It's about building a living business with heart and a healthy body-mind awareness.
Time honored "wisdom traditions" sing quietly with essential chords of human insight: They help bring home insights that connect us with what matters. So can singing with a friend, hanging out with animals, being in Nature... or listening with empathy for a client’s needs.
Infusing business with such awareness is part of what I call "Artfully Strategic." I'm committed to practicing business with the feeling of connection, like in a village market: I desire commerce that's fully alive, re-created and reborn, in the best sense of “village”- in all the good ways, re-purposed for this 21st century world. Let's begin!
Here’s to designing our world from the whole cloth of congruent lives, including in our business ventures: How to love the children, to love ourselves, to take care of business, to talk with elders.
How do we learn to live with our hearts and body-minds, in each endeavor? Archaic cultures aren’t perfect, but there is such a thing as “perennial wisdom.” Lasting insights arise and recur all over the globe, the same truths, wearing different guises.
Such as recognizing the value of Beauty. In Bali, being fully human includes creating art- it's a given! In the Navajo Tradition, spirituality is called the "Beauty Way." Here’s to picking up the threads from human millennia of knowing… weaving together the timeless with the new.
You know the ring of a “heart chord” being struck. When heart beats go into sync as you talk or write or play music with someone. Or, while you create an action plan together. It’s all connected!
Where ever we are, right now, we can bring this in. Where is the value, the beauty, that connects you with the harmony of life?
What helps you live this NOW? And in your business? This is the start of a conversation, this “LETTERS TO MY VILLAGE” series. I invite you to share!
Here’s to remembering, together, these gifts. Whatever culture or time. Remembering and rediscovering where felt connections and meaningful mentors really come from today. Being seen. Sharing. Empathy. Attention. Connection to what counts…
Please share. Thanks.
* By the way… in contemporary Native American speech, we’re called “two-leggeds” until we learn how to be a Human* Being. It takes work. It takes heart. It takes community.