Musings on LOVE as a verb

THE CHANGE AGENT ~ December 6, 2014 ~ Blog Love: 0

I spent my morning reading, writing and meditating. The result of that is feeling love and appreciation for the gift of love and especially people with whom I have shared the act of love…love as a verb…being there when it’s not sweet, doing things when it’s not convenient to do, being there in my/or their darkest moments and when we are tired of hearing about the darkness, holding each other as we sob, holding each other as we celebrate, exchanging inspirations and seeing the beauty of our differences…love in action. In my contemplation I realized that I have a hard time sustaining a loving perspective, that I get caught up in my shit and am not the quality of person that I would like to be…and I return to the verb of love and forgive myself and re-choose…taking a new loving action and affirming the truth of who I am.

Leadership

THE CHANGE AGENT ~ December 5, 2014 ~ Blog Love: 0

Two recent experiences reminded me of one universal truth: We are all in this together. “This” being life: questioning of our purpose, longing to have impact, exchanging love, and fearing death or loss, as we consciously or unconsciously make the dozens if not hundreds of choices we make each day. Stepping fully into the divine necessity of our being, we are asked to support each other, to be leaders through our behavior and actions.

The fist experience is in the context of being an indoor cycling (spin) instructor. I’ve been teaching for a year with a perspective that my job as the leader of the class was to take you through a butt-kicking workout and to do it in a way that reaches varying fitness levels and fitness goals. Check, I’m doing that well. In my recent self-exploration and expansion, it occurred to me that perhaps being a leader asks more of us and perhaps that more is more sincerity. When I think of spin class, I don’t expect too much of my spiritual or emotional being to engage. It has seemed to me that it’s all about the physical. This week, I chose to think differently and yep, I’m a broken record. My changed behavior from changed thinking produced…drum roll please…a different result!