I often use the phrase life & living in my writing to leaders. In part I think this is so because I’ve come to see that life is an unconscious emptiness unless one is living consciously.
To live consciously—out loud—is to live with and for Impact.
“If we devote ourselves to the life at hand, the rest will follow. For life, it seems, reveals itself through those willing to live. Anything else, no matter how beautiful, is just advertising.” —Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening
While impact is technically an outcome—oftentimes expressed in virtuous terms—it is paradoxically also the beginning. And while I believe the flow is Passion to Purpose to Presence, the reality is, that once in rhythm, the flow becomes a stream where all of who you are is one.
This is Trueness moving in and for Impact.
The seed for any, and all, impact is passion. And passion, consciously freed, becomes the elemental braid holding together all you do.
In my own life & living, my passion developed my purpose. Living purposefully informed my presence. And now they are one in living consciously.
Passion allows me to have the vision.” —Ken, Coaching Client
Passion flows from the core of who you are, rhythmically engulfs you, and draws in life.