As many of us head into the sea of family I am sure some of you know that sailing could be a bit stormy....
Holidays tend to do that.
Which brings me to the question for today -which are you? Iceberg or Lighthouse?
The image is easy and the assumption quick. But as you know, my invitation is always to look deeper and more honestly at who you really are vs. who we like to think we are.
I liked this quote because it can go either way. I also like the idea of the lighthouse because even if it is ALL GOOD deep and hidden within you, why are you hiding below the surface?
It can be hard to shine your light when all around you is dark and stormy skies and seas.
Yet if we don't, why are we here?
We talked last time on the podcast about who you are in the midst of conflict. The idea of being the one person who is calm and steady in the storm rings true when we think lighthouse.
It is simple really in idea and difficult in practice. It is a skill to become open, transparent, above board, and mostly - consistent.
Restraint is not the same thing as deception. Yet in our world deception is the name of the game. We are a culture of icebergs swimming in a sea of sharks.
Why keep what is most vulnerable where the sharks can actually get you?
This weekend regardless of being with family or not, take the time to observe your self in who you are - restrained or deceptive? A light that is steady no matter how much crazy and chaos is going on around you or a facade of steady while below the surface you are simmering with rage.
In the less extreme, who are you as you do the daily grind - resentful or accepting? Are you grateful or do you feel victimized by circumstance?
And if you are going to travel - be it highway or by air - you most likely will have ample time to think about this in the most extreme of circumstance! Holiday travel is the next closest thing to a war zone.
Just one more thing to put on your list to think about - but it is a powerful thought isn't it!
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