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Committing to your vision

July 24, 2008

Plums, pastel
(I just thought I’d insert a piece of artwork I did last year, it isn’t directly relevant to this post).

I’m working through Julia Cameron’s’, ‘Vein of Gold’, and am doing one of the tasks which involves making cards of inspiring quotes.

The one I like best right now is from ‘Soul of Money’ by Lynne Twist:
(paraphrased)

‘Commit to being the kind of person who would make your vision real’.  

A deep one, this. The context was a gathering in Bangladesh where the Bangladeshi men and women confronted their feelings of powerlessness, fear and inadequacy to change their situation.  Through the workshop given by the Hunger Project, a new vision of what these people could be and acheive was offered.

People were very moved and after this visioning meditation shared the visions they had seen for their village, family, school, etc. The vision became tangible, real. The next step was to ask them to commmit to being the people who would make that vision real:

‘You could see them drop their anxiety and fear, letting go of their sense of lack and inadequacy, and step up to their own creation and commit to it. …’,
(paraphrased), …they designed practical, local, doable actions in alignment with their new commitment.

‘People seemed to resee themselves, their family, their village and their country as able, resourceful, and potent- self reliant and self-sufficient’.

Commiting to your vision isn’t enough, you have to , ‘step up to your creation’ and become the sort of person who can realize it! Oops, that means changing habits! Uncomfortable!  And most importantly, you have to start internally, first . With your own self-respect and self-reliance.

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2 Responses to “Committing to your vision”

  1. m Says:

    aaah but that always means knowing what your ‘vision’ IS !

  2. szoutewelle Says:

    um, yes, that’s the catch isn’t it?


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