We can’t change the past. And in a time of churning we certainly can’t guarantee the future.
(How much about the way you live today could you have predicted ten or even two years ago?)
And even if you are a billionaire or the President of the United States you still can’t control everything, because now you have so many more issues to contend with.
Nobody can predict the future. Nobody can change the past. Nobody is in control.
The best we can do is learn to live in the now: the pasture.
Once we learn to do this we become free. We have new energy.
As Alan Watts said:
“The meaning of the fact… that everything is dissolving constantly… That is allowing you that you don’t have to let go, because there is nothing to hold on to…
And the principle is that any time you… voluntarily let up control… you have an access of power. Because [until then] you are wasting energy all the time in self-defence, trying to manage things, trying to force things to conform to your will. The moment you stop doing that… you are one with the Divine Principle. And it is power with which you can be trusted.”
Inner Leadership is a framework and a set of tools for achieving this. For becoming one with the Divine Principle. For defining a vision that inspires you, in line with your purpose and values. And for knowing that no matter what the future holds, you will be able to adapt and change.
Inner Leadership is a framework and a set of tools for living in the pasture.
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