Connect with Both
Eleven years ago, in a conversation with my coach, we debriefed
the eventful year that was about to conclude. It had been
one of changes beginning with leaving my corporate career
to start my coaching business, and then planning a wedding
and getting married. As we looked back at the year and reflected
on all that had occurred, Tracey
commented, "You did it all in a powerfully graceful way."
Without knowing it at the time, Tracey was naming
the most important elements of what I would eventually call
"living in the current."
The 5th Stage
powerfully graceful life is what I've named the 5th
Stage of living in the current, and I describe it as a
lifelong art to master. In every year, there are things that
happen on the river of life. Some give you a thrill, some
knock you out of the raft momentarily, and others give you
a chance to glide. Everything that happens serves to move
The current of power gives you the boldness
to set your direction and the confidence to take action. The
current of grace allows you to trust what life is
revealing to you even though certain details are hidden from
Power & Grace Are Always Available
Whenever I look back on a year -- or even a single day, for
that matter -- there are times I can say yes, I did that in
a powerfully graceful way, as well as those times when I could
have used a dose more of both.
The currents of power and grace are always available
-- running through you, running through life. Connect with
both as you reflect on the past year and as you look out to
Thank you for being with me In the Current this year.
Happy Holidays to you and your family.