What are your gifts?

You say you want a revolution

Well, you know

We all want to change the world

You tell me that it’s evolution

Well, you know

We all want to change the world – John Lennon

Images-5For some reason, I have been thinking about John Lennon and his legacy. I was a child of the 60’s and have sentimental attachment to the times and music that the Beatles represent. So I started listening to some of the songs they recorded, with a different set of ears this time around. As I was listening to the song Revolution, I was taken away in a swell of thoughts. So many things are troubling to me about the times we live in. I am concerned about the schools that are a disservice to our children. I am concerned about the ravenous depletion of our natural resources that seemingly will continue until there is a catastrophe. I am concerned about the contentious relationships our country has with so many parts of the world that are killing our young people and creating hatred.

Then I listen to this song, or others by John Lennon such as Imagine, and I wonder. What would it feel like to give of my gifts as fully as John did? Over time, he opened his mind and his heart, letting all limitations dissolve so that the purity of his true nature was present. WOW! How would it look to live in such a way?

dreamstimeweb_28007 2Actually, I have felt moments of this experience. My mind was quiet and I was letting the creativity of what we often call intuition guide my words and my actions. I was guiding a group of educational leaders in exploring their fears. The room was still. We were almost breathing together in unison. Time seemed to slip away. Before we knew it, three hours had passed as if it were a few minutes. We all experienced knowing ourselves with honesty and clarity. This is where the gifts I have shine.

Now I can remember that my music is the gift of helping others find themselves among the weeds of the noise of the mind. From this place of knowing oneself, true greatness appears. It is from this greatness that the path out of the troubles I see will be found.

Until Later,


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Author: Thomas White

Over the past thirty-five years, Thomas White has created and led private and public organizations that initiated breakthroughs in areas as diverse as computer software, publishing, printing, market research, leadership development and organizational change. The common ingredients in his success are simple. He looked beyond the limitations that others believed and found real solutions to needs that business leaders have. He attracted the best talent to translate these innovative solutions into practical products and services that were of high value to customers. He created cultures where people love what they do, work at their best and produce extraordinary results. In addition to his role as a business leader, Thomas has been a pioneer and inventor of technologies in the computer-networking field. He is a patent holder for innovations in business process and workflow technology. As part of his passion for educating others about the interface of human and computer systems, he was the co-author of “New Tools for New Times, The Workflow Paradigm”. He has also written articles for numerous publications. In 2001, he turned his attention from leading companies to supporting leadership teams in creating organizations of excellence. After many years of being a part of the machine of change, Thomas recognized that business is the most powerful force in the world. It has a major impact on public policy and governments everywhere. It is a key influence on how we use our resources and sets an example of the values that shape communities from local to global. He formed the consulting firm of Profoundly Simple to be a guide for exemplary leaders - leaders who wisely uses the power they are entrusted with to serve their constituencies first and themselves second; leaders who know that it is good business to treat people with respect, honor the environment and act with impeccable integrity – leaders who inspire greatness in those around them and by doing so create great organizations that are notable examples of success. Feeling the itch to get back into the game again, Thomas joined with two long time friends, to start the C-Suite Network. This network of business leaders offers an online network, events, services, and insights to its 500,000 member community. In addition, the C-Suite Network produces and distributes television and radio content to an audience of over 5M per month

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