Truly Powerful People (12)


Join me in inspiring truly powerful people. Each day I will add a new thought, story or idea to support your quest and mine.


I hold my breath. I don’t want Dava to know that I am watching her work. She is mixing something in a bowl – magic. She is singing. I’m not the only one peering through the window into the kitchen; there are five peepers poised to duck when she returns to the stove. Eleven more retreat-participants are hissing from across the room, “What’s she doing?” We wave them off!


We watch Dava in the kitchen because she loves what she does. She is doing more than making food for us; she is infusing love into the meal that she is preparing. That is not an exaggeration. It is a statement of fact. Ask anyone who has tasted her cooking! In our minds interrupting her would be a sacrilege, akin to bothering Michelangelo while he was sculpting.


We’ve come to this retreat to rejuvenate and renew. We are here to practice presence. As one of the facilitators of the retreat I’ve recognized that watching Dava is more useful than anything I can say or do. I bring abstract notions. Dava brings her Self – she is steady and even. She is presence. There is a spark in her heart and it makes us all want to be…. To Be.


What could be more powerful?


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