Today, during practice 232 with k-dev krazies, we began practice a bit more dangerously. We had four newbies present at their first practice and four more who had one under their belt. We began by making them think.
You see, friend, most humans only think every once in awhile. Often times the reason for thinking is because the universe has jolted them off of cruise control. Cancer. A sudden departure of someone loved. Career ending move. Some MOT (moment of truth). And, suddenly the cranium is caught off guard and overwhelmed, nothing makes sense. So, we slow down and reflect. We take time to think and forget about our constant state of busyness.
The gift of BTL team practice is bountiful, beautiful, and blessed. The gift of BTL team practice is giving the gift of time – time to think, time to connect, time to become and time to sense you belong. Today, Brett and I gave the gift of practice to this team of teams becoming all ONE. Oneness is the heart of performance in work and life. Oneness doesn’t come easily within one, much less with another, or many others unlike you and unlike me. Oneness, however, is the heart of high performance. We know it when we sense it. We know it when we feel it. We know it when we experience it. We know it when we know who we are, accept who others are, and come together to do something we both think is worthwhile. God ordained this coming together to accomplish something and He said it was good. God named it labor, but not just any kinda labor. God named you and me His labor of love – His great work – His opus.
So, it only makes sense that our journey together as humans is figuring out how to include more humans and welcome them into our homes, communities, companies, countries, and cultures. And, as we come together, it only makes sense to do something good for us – for all of us. It only makes sense to use our limited time here to be good and do good, doesn’t it? Never easy. Jagged journey for sure but somehow worth the blood, sweat, and even tears. Today, a team of teams came together. Some of the newbies led us. Some of the older ones too. We heard from many and our thinking was expanded, if we allowed it. We took a baby step toward becoming one, distinct and deeply connected. We made progress toward moving from a lone to all One. Progress, not perfection – right Brett?
E Pluribus Unum, remember. Out of many – One…