We Are That Profound Secret and Mystery to Each Other

In his novel, The Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens writes: “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!

Great leaders deeply understand and treasure the beautiful and wondrous richness within each person: their values, perspectives , the individual uniqueness in how someone sees the world, their magic in seeing and connecting dots that no one else sees. It is the great leaders who inspire and motivate those whom they serve to explore, find and realize their greatest possibilities and potential that they rise to the stars and beyond.

It is this wondrous ‘inside of us’ that great leaders choose to fill and nourish. Rumi tells us: “The universe is not outside of you. Look inside of yourself; everything you want you already have.” May your gifts, passion and love of life fill the mosaic of your own profound secrets and mystery.  As you discover and bring them to life, may you whisper to yourself the words of Sydney Carton from The Tale of Two Cities: “It is a far better thing that I do than I have ever done….”,  and know always that the best is yet to come.

Have a beautiful day, a Happy Easter and Passover and a magnificent week!!!

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One Response to We Are That Profound Secret and Mystery to Each Other

  1. Jack Beach says:

    “It is the great leaders who inspire and motivate those whom they serve to explore, find and realize their greatest possibilities and potential that they rise to the stars and beyond.” Yes, leadership is not just about getting people to do something; it is about helping them be something.

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