[Springboard] Prayer of Gratitude

M. George Walters m.george.walters at verizon.net
Sat Oct 6 11:06:29 EDT 2007

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[mailto:springboard-bounces at wedgeblade.net] On Behalf Of Jack Gilles
Sent: Saturday, October 06, 2007 06:07
To: Springboard Dialogue
Subject: [Springboard] Prayer of Gratitude

Dear Colleagues,

Last week I did the first module of our modified TLL for a group of  
young managers who are responsible for an Aluminum plant near  
Mumbai.  This module was focused on Individual Transformation.    
Since the first day (October 2nd) was Gandhi's birthday (and mine) I  
decided to pull the issue of transformation through his life.  I used  
the image many of you know of Michaelangelo's David in which he said  
that David was already in the stone and all he did was to chip away  
the pieces that revealed it.  (I've heard the same story about the  
Chinese woodcarver).  The point being that the difference between  
transformation and change is that transformation is about revealing  
what is to be in the midst of what is now.  I then did an extensive  
spin on the understanding of the implicate order (the OW in the midst  
of TW).  I asked them what would it take to release the Gandhi within  
each of them?  There was a lot of RS-I like awe in the room.   I  
spoke of transparency and of living the brokenness of life.  There  
was much more, but you get the drift.  The second day I did a spin on  
the Three Great Awakenings of life.  In our language they are about  
Justification, Sanctification and Vocation (decision to be the  
Church).  The first is the awakening to your humanness, the  
indicative freedom at the core of your being,  In the second  
awakening I talked about the eternal YES that is at the heart of  
everything, every event and every person.   The third awakening comes  
more slowly, but if you stay awake in the reality of the first two  
awakenings then the Mystery of Life will open the doors and reveal  
the vocation for your life.

Now the point of all this description (there was much, much more) is  
to state the context for my gratitude.  I was in rare form, I was ten  
feet tall these three days.  But if I was ten feet tall it is because  
I was standing on the shoulders of you and so many other of our  
colleagues.  I was deeply aware that anything I had to say was  
because of the life I received and lived in the Order.  And the fact  
that so many are still standing in these eternal realities gave me  
courage to declare the possibility to those who were in the  
program.   I may have added some of my style to the work, but the  
content credit belongs to you.   And I hope you will continue to hold  
me accountable to be the Presence of what I know to be true.  In the  
beginning was the Word, and at the end there is the Word and because  
of that reality we can live our life in abundance and fulfillment.

Grace & Peace,


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