“When the tsunami is imminent the ocean retracts as if warning of the devastation to come. In that retraction, lies revelation. All that has been hidden just off the edge of the sandy party beach in the deep dark waters will be exposed... So it is with the social tsunamis which bring lasting transformation, the exposure is followed by a trashing, is followed by cleansing and rebuilding.” J Loren Norris
WHAT WILL REMAIN WHEN THE WINDS OF CHANGE HAVE STOPPED HOWLING?
“When the tsunami is imminent the ocean retracts as if warning of the devastation to come. In that retraction, lies revelation. All that has been hidden just off the edge of the sandy party beach in the deep dark waters will be exposed. In that moment, there is shock and dismay and the sense of impending doom and peril. Yet the waves to come are often worse than the imagination can conceive. So it is with the social tsunamis which bring lasting transformation, the exposure is followed by a thrashing, is followed by cleansing and rebuilding.” J Loren Norris
TRUTH SUPERSEDES AND OUTLASTS
One issue with social transformation is the manipulation of history by the victor. History belongs to the triumphant. Unfortunately, the history as told by the victor is a stolen history, misused history, a propagandist history. The history which must be told, is the hardest one to discover, to uncover and to reveal. I know, truth is hard to find after generations of intentional deceit.
I know this human deception is as old as human history itself. Entire mythologies, whole religions, nations, empires and societies have been built on the skeletons of well crafted agendas and often repeated narratives. I also believe, there is a truth to be embraced which is as reliable and constant as gravity is on this planet. I believe it is the bedrock from which the silt is removed. It is the cavernous depths we must be willing to delve into if we shall hold something firmly enough to endure the storm.
BELIEVE WHAT YOU WISH
Some belief systems are based on confirmation bias. The truth is what I want it to be because it is comfortable and proves what I thought was true all along. Some belief systems are built on the ideology handed down from past generations and is subject to the experiential history of those telling the story. Some belief systems are built on emotional well being, a sense of happiness and self discovery. Some belief systems are crafted and propagated for the sole purpose of hierarchal control.
ALL BELIEF SYSTEMS have their systems of reward and punishment, their explanations of the origin and purpose of human kind, their recommendations for how to interact and engage with others and what it means to love, to obey and to follow or submit to the tenants of the system of belief itself.
ALL BELIEF SYSTEMS also have one other thing in common. They all have consequences prescribed for those who choose not to adhere to the system, the beliefs, the behaviors as they are laid out.
YOU are responsible for what you believe. YOU are responsible for who you follow and attitudes, actions and behaviors which drive you because of that belief. Whatever consequences may come, you own them. Believe as you wish.
My challenge for you is simple. Ask yourself this: “When the winds of change and the tsunami of social transformation subside, will MY belief system remain intact??”
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Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.