If you are a second sight leader:
- you understand that you are not perfect.A mistake can be a great thing. Even more, you have faced deep doubts, known failures, survived total reversals of fortune, and experienced long periods of reflection.
- You have stepped up once again, wiser and more open-hearted, after the shell of the first sight has cracked. You have no desire to put the pieces back together again, because it’s time to move on.
- Authenticity has risen to the top of your list of goals worth pursuing. Intuition, compassion, vulnerability, and even getting lost once in a while are part of your new tool kit.
- You have stepped out of your addiction to fame, greatness, importance, and acknowledgment. You have lifted your head up from the seductive reflection pond and no longer get captured by your own image as you enter the room.
- You have no need to prove yourself to anyone because your connection and purpose do not require external approval.
- You have the capacity to recognize signs when they come, use dreams when they surface, sing whenever and wherever you want to, and engage in the difficult encounters as needed.
These traits distinguish the Second Sight Leader from those still wrangling with their first adolescence. You paid your dues and you traveled to the edge. But you’re still here. It’s time to get started all over again!
- I’m using the word heart as they did in ancient times, when it didn’t merely mean emotions, as it does today. It meant that center in the human self where everything comes together – where will and intellect and values and feeling and intuition and vision all converge. It meant the source of one’s integrity. It takes courage to lead from the heart because you’re putting your own identity and integrity in the public arena. You’re standing for things you believe in. You’re professing values important to you – and in the public arena you will always draw slings and arrows for doing that. But you will also have the best chance of creating something of true and lasting value.” (Parker Palmer)