Where’s the inspiration?

Amalfi Coast Italy3 (3).JPG

I have been somewhat sporadic in posting here over the past year or so, despite the encouragement of many of you to stay active. Each month I pause to explore what I might have to share, and I often come up empty.

Why am I drawing blanks? Maybe it’s what I call the ‘lotus blossom phenomenon’. Perhaps the mud and muck that is a natural part of work created the perfect ground for my ideas to blossom and push me to share. I’d see myself or colleagues suffering or obstacles getting in our way, and I would be called to bring forth some healing, helping energy and ideas. My reaction to challenging experiences compelled me to capture thoughts about personal leadership and the power of our awareness, intention, choice and action.

The workplace was my inspiration. Given that I have been moving through a transition, retiring from IBM, perhaps it’s natural that the stimuli that will guide me now are different.

I’ve wondered whether it’s time to close Leading with Intention. I’m uncertain so I’m taking a dose of my own medicine — see Asking for Help — and reaching out to you for your ideas.

  • How can I be most helpful?
  • What do you like most about my blogs?
  • What is challenging you?
  • What would best support your greatness?
  • What inspires you to share your truth and wisdom?
  • Would you be interested in co-creating something with me?
  • Would you like to be a guest blogger?

Maybe it’s time to close up shop, maybe my energy is best used in the other places I’ve been blogging: Where Possibility Awaits, The Small Things, thejoyfulleye, And Then Opens Possibility, or maybe it’s just time for a blog make-over?

I welcome your ideas and input! Let me hear from YOU! (Don’t want to leave a WordPress comment, please email me at vflahert@mchsi.com.)


* I took this photo along the Amalfi Coast, Italy. I selected it because I love the sense of companionship of the two boats together.

Author: Vicki L Flaherty

I am most alive when I am creating, whether through writing, photography, gardening, cooking, crafting, sewing, yoga. I enjoy traveling because it opens me to greater awareness and new possibilities. I find a special joy when I’ve helped someone see their brilliance and express their full potential. As I've focused on living more mindfully, I've found special joy in expressing myself through poetry and photography, and in truly being in relationship with those I meet along my journey.

2 thoughts on “Where’s the inspiration?”

  1. Hi Vicki, just came across your latest post when … I was reviewing this blog to mark some questions for myself. Leaving for an Easter break to Portugal and was looking for inspiration for moments of reflections.
    And this is what this blog has been always to me. An inspiration for reflection, for asking good questions and finding the answers that I am ready for at the present moment.
    Please continue, please inspire us and others through your insights, great questions, sharing resources that work for you. As you are inspirational in the way you are.
    Sending you loads of loves, d

    1. Dear Dorota, thank you so much for taking a moment to share with me! As soon as I posted the blog, a flood of ideas started coming to me and I’m writing again! Stay tuned for something soon. EnJOY your Easter trip to Portugal! What a lovely country? I look forward to hearing about your adventures! Big hug, my friend! Vicki

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