Who Are The Legendary Leaders Now?
“I’m Nobody! Who are you? Are you – Nobody – too? Then there’s a pair of us!… ~ Emily Dickenson
When we think of legendary leaders it’s easy to think of them in the past. Certainly there are the famous ones we all know in legend and in history.
However there were many leaders throughout history whose names were never written down yet they still had impact and changed the course of the future. They were the mapmakers in their time who heard an inner calling and they followed it. Many of them didn’t know what they were doing at the time. They were just showing up and doing what they did.
Many of you listening today may not think of yourselves as leaders let alone legendary leaders. You may not even know that the courageous inner work of transformation that you are doing on your own is heroic.
However, decades from now, human consciousness will be very different. Future generations will look back at our current times of crisis, chaos and change and they will wonder, “Who were those people who changed the course of history? How did they find the courage and strength to face the unknown, transform themselves and follow their higher calling?”
They are today’s legendary leaders, similar to the pioneers and pathfinders in the 19th century, who blazed trails across the west into the wilderness of America. However the difference is that whereas these pioneers made physical maps into the landscape, the legendary leaders of today are making new maps in human consciousness, creating new neural pathways in their brains, by their elevated thoughts, their willingness to feel their feelings, their adherence to their own higher principals, and their willingness to face the good and the bad within themselves and take personal responsibility for the impact they are having upon themselves and others. They too are following their higher calling.
These new mapmakers are as courageous and brave today as any of the explorers of the past who faced the unknown before them.
They are those of you, many without followers who are quietly seeking your highest truth and are committed to deep personal change within yourself.
Maybe you do realize that every positive change that you are making is influencing your friends, your families and co-workers. However, you may not be realizing that you are also a leader, a mapmaker and a trailblazer, creating a new legacy that will make the way easier for generations to come.
You are the unsung heroes of tomorrow who are making a difference today because you are doing the inner work that only you can do and following the calling that only you can follow.