I’m not sure what it is, but it’s been crazy busy the past few days. Perhaps, getting ready to go away for a week. Perhaps, getting ready for a major event Friday night where I won’t be. Perhaps, it’s organizing everything for the excitement of Brett Wilson’s Garden Party where the Calgary Counselling Centre where I’m working is the one three recipients of funding from the Garden Party event for its Eating Disorder programming. Or, perhaps it’s that I’m working with a core group of essential generatives to create a map for the future….
Whatever it is, I’ve been crazy busy.
Which makes me think about the meaning of making a difference.
Part of it has to do with slowing down to become aware, conscious of and flowing with what is going on around me. And when I’m super busy, I don’t take time to breathe and be aware. I simply push into doing.
Not good. Not healthy. Not fulfilling. To be my greatest difference in the world, I must breathe into the moment and simply allow what is to be without trying to make it anything other than what it is.
Take the Summer of Peace Calgary 2012. When we first began meeting several months ago, none of us had any clear vision of what it would look like. We simply had a vision for what could be possible if we all started working together to create Summer of Peace, with an event as the kick-off. And then the idea came to the surface to collaborate with Judy Atkinson and Circles of Rhythm in a Friday night drum circle. And then, the idea floated to the top to invite Calgary’s poet Laureate, Chris DeMeanor, and then…
It was the allowing of the ‘and then’ that created the magic and the wonder of Summer of Peace. It wasn’t ‘the plan’, it was the allowing for the co-creative process to inform each action, and then the next. That’s what made the biggest difference.
To make a difference in our world, we have to let go of believing we know what is needed and stay open and conscious of what is appearing in the moment. It is to let go of our plans, and open up to the unexpected.
It is to be allowing of miracles, expectant of wonder and open to possibility.
Making a difference isn’t a roadmap or a plan. It’s all about staying open and receptive of possibility.
And this morning, while it is currently half past midnight, I know I must arise early and get ready to leave for the airport by 5:30am. C.C. and I are on a 7am flight. it will be fun! I’ve all the time in the world to sleep on the flight. I’ve only got right now to experience the wonder and the possibility of now.