The good news about goodness is it’s scalable, sustainable, and doesn’t directly use natural resources.
Also, whatever the someone’s reason or motivation when they do some goodness, goodness wins.
Most people do goodness every day.
Goodness doesn’t come from nowhere, though.
Goodness flows most freely through practices, disciplines, and habits. It’s always closer to the surface of our lives than we think.
Twyla Tharp is sharing here about creativity but this is also true of goodness (which is another form of imagining and creating):
‘The routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightening bold of inspiration, maybe more.’*
Daily habits allow our intentions and imaginations to fire up, producing heat and mass and movement.
Yesterday, I mentioned being fascinated by the Rosetta Probe‘s journey to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, setting down its lander Philae on its surface. When we imagine and live out our goodness against this bigger context, it promises to grow even more.
Rooted in humility, gratitude, and faithfulness, our routines of goodness involve connecting with others, our world and universe, and our future Self.**
Goodness for goodness sake is still misunderstood and undervalued; I am aware of how difficult it is to raise funding for projects wanting to help people live their dreams.
‘Among the things that distinguish our species from others is our combination of idealism and artistry – our desire to both improve the world and to provide that world with something it didn’t know it was missing.’^
(*From Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit.)
(**The future is very important for freeing us from our past, but oftentimes we undervalue the significance of this.)
(^Daniel Pink in To Sell is Human. As much as I am able to, I will provide like to hive.co.uk which makes it possible to order books online, then pick them up from a local independent bookstore, who will also benefit financially. Thank you, Charlotte, for this idea.)