Stepping Into The Unknown-The 11th Emerald Key
When you were born, you entered this world not knowing failure. The concept of failure did not exist. All you cared about was discovering and exploring everything around you. This joyful impulse to live with your senses wide open to discover the opportunities of living is the experience we are seeking in this key. Reflect on your attitude towards risk – do you step up to opportunities or do you hold back? When did you last take on a new bigger challenge? When did you promise to yourself or to someone else to deliver something without knowing how you would do it?
This creative tension is what pulls you up into a “venturi” tunnel of new possibilities – to discover innovation you did not know was locked in you. Great innovators and visionary leaders take on a greater challenge. It develops them to be bigger persons, to discover the capacities needed to realize their dream. It’s the same for you – you have extraordinary capacities that you are not aware of until such time as you face a new unknown circumstance where these capabilities are needed and are pulled out of you.
This in essence is the story of this day. The inauguration of Barack Obama today is a step into a new unknown future for President Obama and for this nation. It is symbolic that his first act is a Proclamation of Renewal and Reconciliation. To step into a new unknown future and to find renewal one must first reconcile the past.
© Aviv Shahar