In a moment, we’ll take a moment to practice stillness and soulFULL pausing, together. Our vocational exploration today is about being “Bridge-Builders” – celebrating difference and finding places of similarity that take your breath away, filling life with more palpable purpose and connection than ever before. (Let’s. Do. This!)
Cultivating a tribe within which there is prismatic diversity and COURAGEously moving away from surrounding ourselves with sameness is tremendously significant and powerful. Arms of bridge-building hospitality are powerful and far-reaching. This way of thinking and acting seeks to reach not only those who are familiar or in your comfort zone, but those who are wildly and beautyFULLY diverse.
It’s about celebrating difference and finding places of similarity that take your breath away, filling life with more palpable purpose and connection than ever before.
As a bridge-builder, the next time you encounter a moment of difference, or of otherness, lean in, curiously ask questions, and really listen to and share with one another.
Claiming and crafting
this bridge-building vocation
will reorient your gaze and your gifts.
It is nothing less than REVolutionary.
Your thoughts, words, and actions
may be distinctively different.
Your actions will ripple out and grow from you,
making the world a bit brighter,
a bit better.
BE Still. Surrender.
A hopeful future
is rooted in peace.
Peace and pause within.
Ponder. Go Deeper.
How might seeing yourself as a bridge-builder impact your closest relationships with family and friends? How about strangers you pass in your daily life? How about when you travel or engage with people in faraway lands? Imagine how it will feel to increase the ways in which you embrace curiosity, even celebration, when you encounter a place of difference. Write about one such moment. Include juicy details in your description.
Choose one person with whom to connect today—near or far, intimate friend or distant stranger. If nothing comes to you right away, go on the hunt for an opportunity to practice being a bridge-builder in your way.
For a guided Place of Pause (PoP), check out this PDF reading from Soulfully Ablaze, the video below about today’s PoP, or the complete video series (all are free) of 10-minute PoPs.
Given the state of our world – the Corona virus pandemic, school and work closures, challenges to global markets and personal paychecks – we must take a few moments to BE still and to pause. These days, more than ever, there has been much clamoring for our attention 24-7 with LOUD, FEAR-based, PANIC-inducing messages – but let’s practice peace, together, amidst these stormy days. I share these PoPs so you can FILL UP with peace and navigate this wild and crazy season with strength and courage.
My love is with and for you, my friend. Have a most blessed and beautyFULL day!
xo, -Sarah DT ❤️