Recently Dawud Miracle at www.dawudmiracle.com has been having some rich discussion on the blog post “Would You Rather Be a King or a Fool?” The discussion started with a movie clip of Robin Williams telling Jeff Bridges the story of the King and the Fool in the movie “The Fisher King”.
The discussion has gotten into the area of contribution as a human being. Are you in a better position to contribute as a “fool” or a king? What about the lure of power, fame, worldly success? What about being the simple person in a very humble position who is sometimes profound in their simplicity, perhaps way beyond their own awareness?
The discussion happened to be very timely for me because of what my close friend Daniel Stone of Whole System Consulting and America Speaks is doing right now.
He has become a central figure in the design, implementation and moderation of a wonderful world health initiative forum spearheaded by Donna Karan the clothing designer and manufacturer. You can see about the overall initiative and the present forum at www.urbanzen.org.
Through personal tragedy with the illness and ultimate passing of her husband, Donna became quite involved with blending Eastern and Western medicine practices. She became enamored of the Eastern spiritual dimension in facing illness, dying and death, as well as some Eastern health practices.
And so my friend Daniel, already a highly-placed organizational consultant, was asked first to design and orchestrate much of the present forum being held in New York. When the powers that be saw his abilities to carry out much more than design and event management, namely to moderate discussion and present, his role grew.
This forum has become the highlight of Daniel’s career and a high point in his life. He has stepped into another dimension as a consultant. He is gracefully and humbly working daily with world famous people at this event, and he is in wonder over what has been taking place there. Hearts are being touched and stretched at deep levels. Powerful, genuine connections are being forged and furthered. Commitments are being made to contribute in profound ways as human beings.
Daniel is confident in his abilities while he also constantly turns to the Divine for guidance and inspiration. He knows where the Light really comes from, and he is delighting in the extraordinary things that have been occurring at the forum.
So, aside from letting you know about Daniel and his work and this remarkable gathering of people taking place, and how some rich and famous people are really joining to make a difference, I can’t help but notice the makeup of the confident, humble servant.
Isn’t that a wonderful foundation for running a business or holding a position of influence?
It takes a strong, well-centered personal base to serve from a position of strength and humility while also not being taken in by tantalizations of the world. To me this calls for being well-anchored in your heart with firm and true priorities.
Whether your business or your slice of the world stage is large and visible or real mom and pop, what do you think of offering yourself as a confident, humble servant? Does this ring true? Is your business based on an attitude of service?
Some of my cohorts and mentors in various ways, Mark Silver, Dawud Miracle, Adam Kayce and Jim Keeley all promote and guide the journey of serving from your deepest self, whatever your role or profession may be. This rings very true for me. I learned the truth of this stance in my construction business, and these men have helped me deepen and clarify it even more.
To be truly able, confident and humble at the same time; this is an orientation that attracts my greatest respect. I see it as a position of genuine strength and fullness as a human being.
I welcome any discussion. I think there is plenty of room for it here.