PARTICIPATION – “On The Court” or “In The Stands” (3 of 36)

PARTICIPATION – “On The Court” or “In The Stands” (3 of 36)

One of the “Transformation words” I am discovering is the word: Participation. Defined as “the action of taking part in something” has myself marvel at my level of participation in my communities. How often do I choose to not ‘get involved’ and operate from the sidelines with thoughts/feelings and comments; which are all separate from the actual action.

“Being On The Court”

When one is ‘on the court’ , one is really engaging in whatever arises, with the actions taken being because one is participating. There is never any doubt, when one is participating, about the results that are caused. “Lights, Camera, Action” is definitely an invite for joining in and taking participation to the next level.

“In the Stands”

A classic inquiry in my Landmark Forum about being “in the stands”. How often do we ‘sit on our hands’ and refrain from getting on the court and getting amongst it! The relative ease one has to ‘comment’ from the stands,( with one’s thoughts and opinions) makes no difference if no action is personally taken. Consider it is often MUCH EASIER to be in the stands versus on the court!

Consider when one:

  • gets involved,  
  • takes part, 
  • engages, 
  • contributes,
  • shares, 
  • associates, 
  • partakes, 
  • joins in

life itself, you are taking on transformation for yourself and it may even impact others! Now how cool is that to know, and therefore get off the stands and get on the court declaring: I AM IN!

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What are you currently PARTICIPATING IN, THAT YOU SO MUCH ENJOY?

CELEBRATING A MOMENT: Smell Those Roses!

CLICHE: a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. So when I hear or read “Smell the Roses”, this cliché speaks of a way of saying “Slow Down, Enjoy Life, Notice the Beauty Along the Way”. Maybe a better or a more original way of describing how one would celebrate a moment is through A VISION.

“Celebrating a moment” just happens to be this year’s THEME for the annual Ocean Shores Art Expo in the northern rivers of New South Wales, Australia. This art expo is special to me in many ways including; back in 2007, when I had recently moved to Ocean Shores (village of 4000 homes) from Sydney (city of 4.5 million), I chose to sponsor the expo, by being the MAJOR SPONSOR for the weekend event. Oceanshorestv.com was born!

I won ‘First Prize’ in the drawing category that year and I have entered 2 art pieces every year since, according to the theme. This year is no different and my 2 entries comprise of:

1. A collage of the ebb and flow of my online television experience.

2. A ‘drone’ shot of myself, running on my bouncing boots and flying a flag with a WORLD PEACE BY 2020 logo graffitied with ‘PASS IT ON & YOU’RE IT!”.

What most people don’t know about me is that I was stabbed when I was 18 and nearly lost my life. I, therefore, VALUE LIFE so the fact I have been standing PUBLICALLY for World Peace since the 15 September 1995 (My Ceasefire Project) and that I am able to run a flag that forwards and upgrades this conversation, is certainly a VISION I hold dearly.

For you as a reader, and in case you are no longer on the planet tomorrow,( take on life as being URGENT and see what gives??….) , what moment would you like to share that celebrates who you are today?!

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