Tag Archives: Shakespeare

your stage … your time

“Look.  This is your world!   You can’t not look.
There is no other world.  This is your world; it is
your feast.  You inherited this; you inherited those eyeballs;
you inherited this world of color.
Look at the greatness of the whole thing.  Look!
Don’t hesitate – look!  Open your eyes, don’t
blink, and look, look – look further.”
Chogyam Trungpa  “Shambhala: The sacred path of the warrior”

 

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.”  

From William Shakespeare’s As You Like It

 

An inherited world and a stage on which you are an actor and you have a part to play.  What part are you playing?   Is the dream big enough?  Is the dream worthy?

 

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The real deal

What is the real deal?

What is authentic about anything?

When something is authentic we say that it is the fully trustworthy article.   When we say a person is authentic we are saying that they truthfully represent themselves in all facets of their life with honesty and truthfulness.

In leadership the requirements for a leader are to be authentic.  A leader that is trustworthy, a leader that is genuine, a leader that is honest, a leader that is interested in the follower is a true or authentic leader.

Why is authenticity important?   Would you trust a person who represented themselves in one way and acted in another?   We search for congruence in action and word in most people but especially in a leader.

This above all:
To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

~ Hamlet, Shakespeare