Breast Strokes came out this year and that led to a rather hectic year. My plan is for calm and a return to my writing, a deeper honoring of introspection and what comes forth. Of course, Toastmasters is there so that entices me to audience interaction and balancing in and out.
Here is the actual speech of King George VI to his people at the start of WWII. It is fascinating to watch after seeing the movie. It is also fascinating to hear his speech next to Hitler's rants. He speaks slowly, carefully, mindfully. It allows me to feel I can slow down my speech, knowing that effectiveness rests and lives there, in the glorious pause, the listening and honoring.
I again swing on the following words:
Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman