Have you ever dined at a restaurant and felt welcomed and nurtured? The food tasted heavenly, the ambiance, exquisite. How about the other experience—the fast food joint that shuffles you along like a piece of machinery on a conveyor belt. What differed? Which establishment had “heart?” Which was run by people “on the clock?”
All creations—businesses, relationships, art—contain the essence of their creators. The greatest classical works of art and music are infused with the spirit of the artist centuries after their death. Relationships, too, have a life. Ignited with great passion, a new relationship is easily sustained by the charged attention of the partners. The secret of a great relationship lies in the ability of the partners to continue pouring energy and passion into their co-creation long after the initial spark of physical curiosity has waned.
The care and attention you put into your job, relationship, or life is reflected back into the world for others to experience. Do you pour yourself into your work? Are your creations masterpieces? Do you embody your creations with attention to detail, excellence, mastery, passion, craftsmanship—with Spirit?
We think of ourselves as existing within the confines of our skin, yet our influence extends far beyond. The sound of our voice can comfort our child at a distance, even halfway around the world. We exist outside of time as well. Our life work, our contribution to the world, lasts longer than our lifetime. Parents understand this intuitively.
Your contribution to the world generates a permanent ripple in consciousness. How do you want to be remembered? What will be your legacy?
PS — Each April and October, Felicia and I throw a party we call the Wellness Expo. This spring, we’ve added an Earth Day celebration called EarthFest in Addison. We invite you to join us for two days of learning, networking, eating and dancing. In addition to the usual lectures and demos, join us Saturday outdoors on the lawn for a “Fire Dragon Sword” demonstration by Grandmaster Yuanming Zhang, and a group EarthDance led by MoveStudio. On Sunday, The Centre Studios presents a youth dance demonstration. (The complete Expo program is printed on pages 23-26.)
About Tony Cecala
Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.