Power Tool For Change #3 – “TRIBE”

"TRIBE", 2003, 24" x 5" x 7", ceramic,steel,wood


My friends are my gold.

The fact that these particular humans are in my sphere is my greatest achievement.

I invite people into my life for a variety of reasons but the foundation is respect.

Oh yeah.. and the fact I don’t have to (or want to) edit myself with them.

Over this past week as I moved, they have shown up for me in ways that have opened my heart multi-fold.

Cleaning, restaurant-going, listening, driving, dog walking, cleaning some more, packing, laughing, crying..the whole shebang.

I ask myself: “What did I do to deserve this wealth?”

The answer seems to be that I BECAME REAL.

Only then could they find me.

Only then could I recognize them.

When you choose change or it just happens willy-nilly without invitation, make darn sure you don’t do it alone.

My tribe is patient with me.

They know that asking for help is tough for me.

But they keep telling me that f I don’t get the hang of it soon, we ALL lose.

Funny, the adage that it is really the GIVER of service who receives the most in return seems to be spot on..

I don’t know.. the coffers of my heart are darn nigh spilling over..


One Response to “Power Tool For Change #3 – “TRIBE””

  1. Bibliotekaren on March 9th, 2010

    Asking for help is so tough. And for those of us flying solo, we get more practice. It’s really been amazing for me to see the effects of asking for help AND who’s here in my life.

    Glad the coffers are spilling over.

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