As Father’s Day arrives stories that dad shared during his final month on hospice come to mind. One in particular stands out. Sitting on the front porch of the farmhouse enjoying the cool late September breeze, he talked about his failing health when the conversation tilted toward the question:
“Are you afraid to die?”
With the usual sense of dignity and grace with how dad held his head when telling a story that he hoped would teach a lesson, he shared the following:
“I’ve come close to death more than once. Once in Korea we were standing on a hill close to a field of battle when I heard an inner voice tell me to move to the next hill to the left. I told every man around me to move in that direction. Once moved, a shell hit on the spot where we had stood.”
Dad’s smile grew wide as he proclaimed, “After that they always listened to Sarge.”
When coaching leaders and consulting with individuals building new programs they often speak about how their intuition guides their process.
Clients also speak about the natural moments of confusion when they can’t see the difference between their intuition and their anxiety. While you may not be facing the end of your life, the mind can often act like it’s survival is at stake. Creating the conditions to feel the power of intuition as a daily working part of the mind is an intentional process that can be practiced by any high performing individual.
Can you discern the difference between worry and your voice of wisdom?
Do YOU Listen To Your Inner Sarge?
Thank you dad for demonstrating this valuable skill in your life as a bold leader.
By your side,
Patrick Davis, MA