We Have The Power

 

 

Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing

 

 

 

We have the power.

I learned that message this weekend at a wonderful marketing event called Power Boost Live. It was two days of amazing practical learning and inspiration.

The weekend ended with a beautiful drumming circle. The leader Adam Issadore had us drumming and chanting. If you have never drummed pleas go out and do so first chance you get. Drumming is all about community and the collective sound we create together. Each drummer bringing their own wisdom and rhythm to the group. No beat is ever considered wrong or bad… Only different.  Every beat communicating and being  shared and leveraged for the ” greater sound”. The power of we.

We are the power.

We spend so much time looking outward for the answers…outside of our communities, outside of ourselves. When we actually have the power. We have strengths to build from and leverage.

We have ideas to share and nourish. We have peers to learn from who are at many times much better teachers than we ever thought possible.

Collective wisdom is powerful. It is what changes lives. It’s what builds sustainable community.

Being the teacher and being the student are such fluid roles. Teach one another while learning from one another is my 2013 mantra.

We have the power.

New leadership, the kind that will actually change the world is shared leadership.

We are the power.

 

This post was written as a part of Blog Action Day 2012 . See highlights from Blog Action Day posts from 100 countries by visiting the website today at  www.blogactionday.org

 

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