This morning I called an old friend to wish her happy birthday. She is 63 years old, and works for a gigantic organization in a fairly high position where her personal goal has always been to help children thrive, first as a teacher, then as a principal, and now as the head of curriculum for the entire region. I asked her when she plans to retire. “When they fire me,” she replies, matter-of-factly. In fact, every time she goes in to see her boss, after they talk she grins and asks, “Do I still have a job?”
Finally, she is far enough along in her own inner evolution, and has so much real world experience under her belt, that she can rise to her full 6’1″ stature and push the envelope of her entire organization, with no thought of consequence, until she’s “too much,” and gets fired.
Would that we could all begin our lives that way, rather than only arrive there during our final years. Maybe next life we will remember what we took so much time to learn in this one?
Plus, have you noticed that all sorts of people awakened to who they really are during the Covid Con? Another silver lining.
Besides . . .