The Magnificence Of Excellence
Stop…thinking about where you have to be, what you have to do, who you have to meet, follow up, or get together with and all of the things and stuff that can swallow up our time here on earth and make us absolutely numb to the magnificence of excellence that exist all around us every single day. I’d like to invite you to take a brief respite from the urgency of living and linger with me for a moment in deep thought and gratitude. Let’s stop just ‘living’ and feel again what it is to be ‘ALIVE’…
Most of us were born with the unfathomable gifts of touch, taste, sight, hearing, smell and ability to think. Many of us can also be guilty of going so fast that we don’t stop and take the time to really get how incredibly special our world is around us and appreciate the beauty of those who’ve mastered their gifts and in so doing allow us the privilege of experiencing their magnificence of excellence. Deep within all of us is an insatiable desire to fulfill our innermost spiritual callings. That unexplainable vision that lies within our souls like a child wanting to be loved, played with, adored and cherished. When we honor this truth and embark on our individual journeys of self-discovery and mastery, this same gift blesses humanity with the ultimate expression of being…love.
With your ears, listen anew to the majestic aural beauty in the voices of Adele, Jennifer Hudson, Luciano Pavarotti, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, the late Aretha Franklin, and others; or the musicianship and brilliance of Mozart, Beethoven, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, The Beetles, Bob Dylan, and the late Prince and Michael Jackson whom had all have risen to the pinnacle of their craft. In the expression of their gifts lies the magnificence of excellence for us all.
With your eyes, behold anew at the imagination of the mind’s eye as illustrated and sculpted for the world to view in the artistry of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Salvador Dali to name a few. Or the impossible brought to manifestation in engineering as evidenced by the Great Pyramids of Egypt, Colosseum, Great Wall of China, Stonehenge, Taj Mahal, and in modern times, the Golden Gate Bridge, Burj Dubai, Burj Al-Arab Hotel, Birds Nest Stadium in Beijing China and space travel. In each, marvel at the magnificence of excellence that all started with a singular thought and vision then brought to fruition.
With your tongue, become present anew with the unparalleled ability for us to clearly distinguish an infinite amount of savory and delectable combinations of flavors and those blessed with the gift of combining them for our pleasure. Whether you have an affinity for sweet, sour, salty, bitter, spicy, or umami; there are those who have studied and revered their gifts to literally serve the world. Whether it be your mother’s home cooking, or a feast prepared by some of the world’s best known chefs, we are all blessed with the product of them following their calling and gracing us with their magnificence of excellence.
With your touch, feel anew the textures of our incredible world and marvel at our ability to differentiate them all. Those who chase their dreams and abilities in this area bless us with clothes to adorn our bodies, homes to fulfill and protect our families and materials to both stimulate and comfort us, as we so desire.
Still yourself for a moment and listen…listen to that voice within that begs for your attention. The voice that says, “you and only you were magnificently made to bless the world through your ability, talent and God given gifts to do this one thing.”
Some will listen and lack the belief that they can. Some will listen and fearfully decline. Yet a very few will listen, take action, and change the world. It is not an easy choice; it is full of arduous work, time, and discipline. Yet it is the greatest gift that you can give to yourself and the world in which we live…the magnificence of excellence. Let it be you.