For years I dreamed of writing a book. Two things came together to make that dream a reality: Focus and a driving metaphor. Focus was about what I do; my purpose. A driving metaphor was about finding inspiration to tell the story of that purpose.
When I held the published book in my hands, I was thoughtful of how I was ever able to be in that moment. The prospect of writing a book was overwhelming until I realized that 1) I was writing my book and 2) I would be consciously present with unfolding the story.
As I opened myself to the writing process, I became engulfed by the flow of the creative transition; the wonderful place of being that connected a dream to commitment and commitment to actuality. I discovered that it was only through this creative transition where I would continue my true story.
The creation of a 21st Century story of confidence and trust unfolds as we reveal the trust that is already present in each one of us. Events both good and bad, happy and sad, have brought us to the moment we now share. This is our story up to this point. The story we most desire to tell is waiting to be lived by us individually and collectively. The artful telling of this story is freed as we stand together in the creative transition; a place where we participate in a new conversation.
Only in transition do we learn to converse and connect in confidence and trust. Only through transition will we continue our true story.