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Heart and Soul

Monday, April 20th, 2009

I was listening to Susan Boyle, a very ordinary looking 47 year old lady with an extraordinary voice today.  I then clicked another link and heard another extraordinary clip.  Here is Paul, living his dream to sing opera.  It is absolutely fascinating to watch the reactions of the audience and the judges.  As he gives himself over to the magic of the music, he casts a spell over them; we see people moved to tears, smiles and applause. 

When you show yourself  to others, without defence or pretensions, saying, in effect, “This is me.” something very special happens.  It takes huge courage to do this in a world where we are taught that to get ahead we have to ‘play the game’, to pretend and hide our true feelings.  There is a whole new field about about the importance of authenticity in leadership, but I would argue this is the challenge for all of us.

Maybe today is your day to stand and be seen. to belt it out, heart and soul and see what happens?

“Give me love, give me peace on earth, give me light, give me life, keep me free from birth, give me hope, help me cope, with this heavy load, trying to, touch and reach you with, heart and soul”   George Harrison

“Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into.”    Brian Tracy