you will dare
to take risks,
have the strength
to be compassionate,
and the wisdom
to be humble.
is the foundation
- Mark Twain -
- What are your hopes for the year ahead?
- What questions does 2024 hold for you?
- Are there skills and practices you want to develop in yourself and your organisation?
- Are there tensions in your life and leadership that you would like to explore and hold more creatively?
- What growth edges are you facing?
It takes courage to show up in our lives and work as our authentic selves, to stand up for what we believe in, to face our fears and challenges, and to lead meaningful lives of integrity.
So the question then becomes: What would you do with more courage?
If you would like to experience this unique approach to personal, professional and organisational development, my colleague, Greg Sunter and I are offering a weekend retreat - Growing Edges: Tending the inner ground of our life & work - in Auckland in March 2024. You can find further information at the link above.
Don’t miss out on Early bird registrations which close on 31 January.
At Courage & Renewal retreats our personal and shared reflections are guided by metaphor and insights from poets, storytellers, and various wisdom traditions. So here’s one of Mark Nepo's evocative poems for your reflection ….
Let no one keep you from your journey,
no rabbi or priest, no mother
who wants you to dig for treasures
she misplaced, no father
who won't let one life be enough,
no lover who measures their worth
by what you might give up,
no voice that tells you in the night
it can't be done.
Let nothing dissuade you
from seeing what you see
or feeling the winds that make you
want to dance alone
or go where no one
has yet to go.
You are the only explorer.
Your heart, the unreadable compass.
Your soul, the shore of a promise
too great to be ignored.
- Mark Nepo -
(Retrieved from marknepo.com)