I often wonder if we looked upon everyone as a valuable being what our world would be like.
Where would the acceptance, love, compassion and connection take us?
Taking a few moments to be curious and connect as I did with a man named Joseph a couple of years ago now.
Joseph stood on the meridian of a busy intersection with his sketch pad in hand asking if anyone might want to purchase one of his sketches.
Over many weeks I carried on conversations with Joseph for the few minutes that I waited at the light and begin to see the creativity that was yearning to be expressed in a man that had difficulty even walking the few steps up and down.
One day I decided to give him a “commission” in the form of a challenge which turned out to be a request for a self portrait.
He delivered that self portrait one day with a huge smile and a feeling of accomplishment.
The quick hug I gave him and the money that exchanged hands as I stepped out of the car while waiting in line for the light to change, altered both of our lives in a way that is still spilling out into the world…..
Inspiring New Possibilities, Living From the Soul of Life While Co-creating Well Being of Body, Being, Heart and Planet….One Breath At A Time
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