"Certain conditions continue to exist in our society, which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?" - Martin Luther King Jr. #GeorgeFloyd
I wrote a post for my blog a couple of weeks ago and just didn’t put it out there – I wasn’t exactly sure why. It felt like there was something missing, it didn’t feel complete, it wasn’t ready. And I see now that there was a reason for my hesitation because the world has changed again – as I write I am listening to the constant hum of helicopters and insistent whine of sirens and I’m in a place of rawness. Layers of what I know and patterns of my life are being stripped away. With the murder of George Floyd and the ensuing protest and unrest in my city and others around the country I’m left grieving and unbalanced. This is not my pain directly and yet I feel it. This is not my experience directly and yet I’m in it. I wonder how to show up in new ways for my whole community.
"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect." Alice Walker
True leadership is visionary – we know it when we see it, just as we know the true beauty of nature through its rich presence, perfectly imperfectness, and wholeness. It inspires and transforms us. This authentic leadership is available to and for all of us. By connecting with our inner leadership presence and bringing it to the world, we have exponential impact wherever we are.
Being in nature calls me into my own presence and wholeness - my sense of who I am. And when I'm inspired, I'm called to show up in the world in a new way. That's exactly why I decided to center my website on images of nature.