Ways of being

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A man told me this story last year when we were speculating about ways of being. It’s a gem.

“I can’t even remember her name, but my very first seminar leader was a woman whose lifetime wish was to run a nightclub.

She never actually got this opportunity, but in all of her activities – including leading the seminar – she projected herself into the role.

In fact, her entire life was lived inside this projection – riding on the tram, cooking breakfast for her kids, making calls …

So while we all thought she was running the seminar, she was actually talking to people in the bar, crossing the dance floor, booking tomorrow’s gig, etc etc.

She just wouldn’t allow any situation to be ordinary.

Everything for her occurred inside of the atmosphere of a club.”

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Image: Ella Fitzgerald

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