Posted by: Steve Lackey
on Apr 01, 2007
There's been a lot in the media lately about 'attraction' and how you have the power to deliver to yourself anything you desire. It's a tough concept to swallow. Especially when there's seemingly more and more to think about, never-ending decisions to be made, and, as you get older (or perhaps wiser), you have a growing sense of the lack of control you possess over the world around you. I've been thinking a lot about this and I have to say, as open-minded as I like to consider myself, I was pretty skeptical that I really had that much control over my world.
And I started to think about the times I've felt truly empowered, experienced, educated. These were the times I've pushed myself to try new things, travel to new places, to be a little scared, and sincerely listen to people who spoke languages I would never understand.
I was just thinking about the fact that it's been too long since I've reached out to something new and was making plans to do so when in walked Charlie Engle. The man who just two weeks earlier had led a team of three on a running expedition across the Sahara Desert. Wow. Talk about a sign. Needless to say, we all sat and listened to Charlie share his stories of endurance with the deepest attention. Like sponges absorbing every last drop of his experience, it was a true privilege just to listen to what he has attracted into his life.