Sunday, October 25, 2009
I took this photo while walking with my family through the gorgeous woods of St. John's University in St. Joseph, MN. The radiant light of the late afternoon sun reminds me of a Hawiian folk tale I learned about through training from the National Resilience Resource Center, called the Perfect Bowl of Light. The concept is that within each of us is a perfect bowl of light, and when we think good thoughts about ourselves, the light shines for all to see. When you think negative thoughts, it is like putting a stone in your beautiful bowl of light. This blocks the light from shining, and with each negative thought, gets darker and becomes a heavy burden to carry. The good news is, that at any time, you can decide to "huli" (turn) the bowl over, letting those negative thoughts go--once again allowing your beautiful light to shine. We have the power to make that happen. I've had the honor of sharing this concept with people throughout the adoption community, ranging in age from 8-82. It's awesome to see people gain self-understanding through such a simple analogy.
I am absolutely STOKED about some special interviews I have planned, featuring (drumroll, please!).................Creative Women in Business! If you would like to be featured in my blog, or know of an outstanding candidate, please feel free to comment below.
Let it shine, friends! Ellen