Many of us simply want a sense of dignity and that only happens when we slow down. A sense of dignity emerges when we truly start listening and seeing ourselves and each other.
When we are no longer in a rush to achieve, we begin to focus on our greatest opportunities. Dignity means that we provide opportunity and find out what we need. Not assume we know. Because too often, we don’t have a clue.
While many criticize digital technology, when integrated, they can help us find each other. Strangers can become connected when we find each other based on what we care about. It also creates a sense of dignity because our backgrounds or hierarchy don’t matter when we are seeking co-creators.
A young man living in the midst of a town where addiction to meth is rampant can reach out to someone with an idea. And the lives of two people can change when they meet each other in dialogue and explore what’s possible. [By the way, this is a true story happening now]. And the impact can be infinite when we choose to create together.
Our drive to move forward by focusing on our greatest opportunities is no match for suffering, rules and limitations. Most people want to be respected and to earn our way. Because most of us want to create something meaningful.
Is it time to break free from the past with optimism and courage? We bring curiosity and abundant bravery to experiment and believe we can. With dignity and self confidence, we dream our lives into being and take action to make them real.
Marcus Aurelius brings eternal wisdom into our lives. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”