“I say unto you: one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” –from Nietzsche’s Thus spoke Zarathustra

This past weekend we celebrated my daughter’s graduation from high school and as often happens during life’s milestones, we look back and say, “where did the time go?” Because we were making a short video for her party, we had the pleasure of looking back over all the photos from the past eighteen years and seeing all the smiles, challenges and victories of this one precious life. From the chaos came this little dancing star, my daughter Kate who always carried great expression. Guiding her journey and watching her make her way to the next chapters of her life is an invitation to grow as well. It is an opportunity to access our own lives and realize that we are at a moment of transformation and new exploration.

In this time of commencement, let us chart new courses for our own growth and development of the next step toward our dreams. In another week, I will be heading to California to meet with an author, Judy Zerafa, who’s book Go For IT! I read as a young kid. Her vision to write down your dreams and make them happen changed the trajectory of my life. I am beyond excited to connect with her and see how we can bring her work into action for the next generation. Sitting at the graduation ceremony last Friday, I heard familiar themes–Believe in Yourself. Don’t be Afraid to Make Mistakes. Have a Positive Attitude. Judy and I will be working together to help create the “how to do” of these timeless ideas. The future is bright…just watch for those dancing stars!!

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