After some careful consideration, I determined that I couldn’t say what I said at the end of the Podcast any better, so I’m going to start this blog post with repeating those words and then adding action steps you can follow to help you create some amazing ripples this month.
From the Podcast:
The title of the story, “Ripples,” gives a little hint about the takeaway idea I was aiming for here. It’s the idea that all of our choices in life, our actions, and in-actions, big and small, create ripples in our World that extend far beyond the moment; and usually far beyond what we might be able to see or imagine right now.
I think this is an important idea when it comes to thinking about whether or not to pursue that dream or to wait a little while. Whether to do the right thing or the easy thing. Whether or not to show love and kindness, or anything else but that.
The headlines on the newsstands all said it was, “The End” in one way or another. The end of days, of Earth, of Humanity. It was a bleak sight to see before entering her office building, and the energy from the people inside gave the impression that it had already happened. People were walking like zombies. Heads down, moving slowly, which was strange for NYC. When Taylor got to her floor, she was the first one there as always and welcomed the silence, the stillness, and the lack of “doomsday energy.” It had been a whole month since, “The Vision,” which is all anyone called it now, and Taylor definitely felt like the oddball around as she was still going about her life in a relatively normal fashion. While others were building bunkers and putting together life insurance policies, Taylor was still doing what she did best: plan events. And, the apparent approach of the end of the world brought in a lot of business as people wanted to party and they weren’t holding anything back monetarily. Taylor was in a meeting with a new client going over ideas for their 8-year anniversary party when Taylor’s assistant opened the office door and walked in with purpose to her stride. Continue reading Ripples: Part 1 (Podcast Episode 3)
I’m going to start by restating a few things for anyone who has listened to the full podcast episode (Episode 2: The Missing Sheriff). I just couldn’t say it any better than I did there. After that, I’ll add some more details and ideas, plus at the end, there is the downloadable worksheet to help you accomplish your task this month. Let’s get to it!
The story was written as one big analogy, with idea that the town is like your mind, or your World around you, and you are the Sheriff. You control what comes into your mind, your World, and what doesn’t. Continue reading The Sheriff of The Mind
“The Missing Sheriff”
Chapter 1: The Boy Behind the Scenes
The town had one road. It was an important road as it led to somewhere important and it came from somewhere important, but this little town that sprouted up somewhere in the middle existed, it seemed, just for travelers to pass through. Some would stop, and stay a little while, to maybe rest, grab a drink, or sometimes trade or buy supplies, but they always left soon enough. The appearance of the buildings lining this road told the story of a town and of a people barely holding on. Crooked shutters, broken windows, people walking looking down at the ground, and an empty abandoned Sheriff’s station. No one had stepped foot in that station for years, and the build-up of dust and dirt on the windows made it obvious. Yet, this crummy old town in the mid-west was called home to a small group of people. One of which was a young man they called Parker.