Personal development: Tama J. Kieves on doing more with joy
Posted Oct 29 2009 11:00pm
Tama J. Kieves, an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, left her law practice with a large corporate law firm to write and lead workshops as a life/work and creativity coach. She writes:
Yes, it’s easier to assume doom. We fit in.
We’d probably even be seen as thoughtful, prophetic, and on the money.
But fitting in is the booby prize. It’s not the point of this life.
We’re here to claim our divine potential, raise the bar, break through old beliefs and prejudices, and allow the Creative Force of Love and Intelligence to have its reckless, abundant, glorious way with us.
Our happiness can save the planet. Our laughter can coax the trees to grow, the rains to fall, and the stars to shine.
We can do more good with joy than we could ever do with pain. We are here to tap our own magnificent innate powers, shine, boogie, rock on and show each other what’s possible in this lifetime.
Of course there is suffering and pain in the world.
But these are the places where we, the members of humanity, haven’t gotten it right yet. Why would we make these the standard of reality, if it’s not a reality we wish to create?