You are a catalyst for belonging.


When you step onto a stage – you make a place for each person in the audience to belong there.

And because all the world is a stage, no matter what you’re doing, you can step onto it.

You represent your audience on that stage. Their humanity. Their frailty. Their power. Their imperfection. Their vulnerability.  Their exquisite beauty.

You are an advocate for them.  For their right to the deepest of human experience. Their right to laughter.  Their right to dreaming.  Their right to sadness, pain, longing, ecstasy.

When you step on that stage.  When you embrace a position that others seem not to have … in a moment they seem not to have it – whether you’re on stage playing music,  serving coffee as a barrista, making promises as a political candidate – you become a catalyst for their belonging.

Unless … you become a catalyst for their exclusion.

If you are leading you will create belonging.

If not, you will only create the sense of separation.

So what will you do to create belonging?

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Sometimes my childhood imaginary friend sits me down and lectures me. (Yes, we’re still friends.)  What you just read above is what I heard last night.

What do your imaginary friends lecture you about these days? Please tell me in the comments.


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