This last week I went to a seminar where we did an exercise that was super meaningful. I want to share with you what this experience looked like and explain why I think it is a powerful practice that can be and needs to be shared with loved ones and perfect strangers. I believe that we need to have more raw and vulnerable experiences like this, to help us remember who we are and what we are doing on this earth. This exercise is called “The Greatness I See In You Is…”.
I am shaking things up a bit today! I am going to post a YouTube video. This is officially The Mama Birds first YouTube video! Wahoo! We hope you enjoy it.
Video Notes and Pictures
I love this picture of C.S. Lewis. In his early years Lewis was an atheist. His conversion to Christianity did not come until age 32. I bet that Lewis had experiences with his parents, mentors and teachers where they shared with the boy behind these bright and shiny eyes the greatness that they saw in him.
We lived with God before we came to earth.
Martin Luther’s teacher bowed to his students each morning as he entered the classroom. He recognized the greatness of those in his midst.
Our spirits were prepared to live and labor here on earth.
Sister Wendy Watson Nelson’s talk Becoming the Person You Were Born to Be is one of the most powerful talks I have ever heard.
I would love to hear about your experiences sharing with your children and your loved ones the greatness you see in them. I hope that it can be a means of waking each of us up to our individual and divine greatness.
In the video I shared two quotes and didn’t have my sources correct. Winston Churchill said, “The eyes are the windows of the soul”. The incredible line I quoted was “The eyes are the windows of your face!” from Christopher Walken on Saturday Night Live from a skit called Indoor Gardening Tips From A Man Who’s Very Scared Of Plants. This skit is a family favorite!