We all want to do our best, to be our best selves, to live our best lives. And most of us have high expectations of what that means and looks like.
Sometimes these high expectations are right on — we can be inspired to greatness, to big dreams, to bold juicy engagement with life. But we get ourselves all hung up and bent out of shape and self-critical and weird when we start thinking that our “highest” only includes select parts of our being -- when we fall into the common habit of dividing ourselves into holy & profane, enlightened & un-evolved, spirit & ego, good & bad.
The Truth is that every last bit of us — even the parts that hurt, even the parts that are scared and act small, even the parts that can be mean — every aspect and quality and trait of us is an essential component of our “best.” Our BEST is our ALL.
My commitment is that each and every one of us feels empowered enough to stand before the world and say something like: "I accept this lifetime achievement award on behalf of all of me!" And furthermore, "On behalf of all of me, I accept the challenges and opportunities of the rest of my life."
I can't wait to see you this Saturday for our celebration service at 6:00 pm. Join us early at 5:30 for refreshments, community, and cheer. XOX, Drew