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What If…

what if 

What if it truly doesn’t matter what you do but how you do whatever you do? How would this change what you choose to do with your life? How would this change how you want to spend your precious time on this earth?

What if you could be more present and open-hearted with each person you met if you were working as a cashier in a corner store, or as a parking lot attendant than you could if you were doing an “important” job? What if there is no need to change, no need to try to transform yourself into someone who is more – more compassionate, more present, more loving, or more wise?  What if who you are right now is enough?

What if your life task is simply to be who you already are? What if who essentially are right now is all that you are ever going to be? What is the essence of who you are and always have been is enough? How would this affect how you feel about the past and the future? How would this shape the choices you make about how you spend your today? How would this shape your stillness, your movement, your willingness to follow this impulse, to just let go and dance?


CITE: Oriah Mountain Dreamer (2001). The Dance: Moving to the Rhythms of Your True Self. San Francisco: Harper Collins Publishing, Inc.


Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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