The importance of self-discipline.
The importance of motivation–of self-direction, self-reliance and independence.
How do you communicate when two different languages are spoken?
How do you communicate when you meet at the intersection of having lived different lives with different priorities and areas of focus–different ways of seeing and understanding how the world works, different ways of understanding what is essential to comprehend in order to navigate society successfully?
The nature, use, and non-use of judgement. When is it a useful quality? When is it a negative quality?
The relation of judgement to the act of being judgemental. To the quality of discernment.
The importance of celebration, of appreciation.
The importance of the act of learning.
Of honoring the effort, the time needed
in the reworking and refiring
of synpase and nerve
of memory and muscle and bone;
shift of new perspective–
of thought newly wakened,
of deeper seeing
The importance of standing up straight.
How the hungry man who had been starving for a weeks, came upon food and ate so quickly and so much that he either chokes and makes himself sick, or chokes and dies, depending upon how the story goes.
How this relates to the importance of moderation, of slowness, of the nature of aspiration and timing, the seduction of the familiar, the importance of the groundwork, of setting the stage for what is to come–of foreshadowing and the building of momentum. Of what and whom you choose to invest in.
Of how you respond to the sudden presence of–say love, or any other wonderful thing that has been absent, now present, in abundance.
Of how these decisions are made.
The necessity of owning your truth, of telling your story. Of listening to yourself and trusting that–not the voices of the people and the world around you.
The nature, meaning, use, and non-use of focusing. Of zooming out. Of being able to hold both perspectives and ways of thinking in one’s head simultaneously.