If you choose to live consciously and possibly become a conscious leader, these words of the great mythologist and philosopher, Joseph Campbell, ring especially true:
These days, the world seems to be stuck in a dilemma and a question: Faced with violent actions by irresponsible people, how should we respond? The wisest people and teachings that I have come across always emphasize, in different ways, the wholeness of the human experience and human race. Sharon Salzberg, in her book, 'Lovingkindness', says this:
I would add to that, the need for each of us to consciously choose to be a whole human being.
One question that sits with me is, as we look out at today's world, what can we, each of us, do to have some positive impact? Each of us has to make that conscious decision, coming from the best of who we are. But we have must avoid this tendency:
Whatever our experience, background, or skill set, let's put them to the task of building a family, team, community, country, and a world that serves us all. Remember: