Posted by: Walt Curtis | July 2, 2011

The Intention of Light

All businesses and organizations have one or more reasons to exist. (We won’t be discussing the wisdom of those reasons here.) Some businesses write down those reasons in the form of a mission statement, and sometimes a clarification of values.

As individuals, we seem to think and act in the opposite direction. We learn values from our families and friends and develop our own as we mature. Over time, many of us then begin to wonder about our purpose or mission in life.

The trick for people is to keep aware of how your intents, thoughts, words and actions match the purpose and values you believe in or believe. Businesses sometimes use vision statements, but having a vision as an individual can be challenging.

Visionary people are often seen as dreamers … people who don’t live in the real world. Kermit the Frog dwells on this a bit in his song, “The Rainbow Connection.” The song muses about the connection between dreams and reality.

It seems to me that we need vision, purpose and values in order to live a balanced life. I remember Dumbledore saying, “It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.” I suggest we discover what we both believe and believe in and act, speak and think accordingly.

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