Reflections on Leadership
By Ann M. Wolf
ON LEADERSHIP: When we humble ourselves and receive the teaching about integrity and mercy in the “small things,” we become fit to lead in the bigger things, because we cannot impart to others what still escapes us, that is assuming that our ultimate motive as a leader is to seek the highest ground for the good of all, and assuming that we as leaders, would seek to bring out the best in others rather than incite the perpetuation of darkness, misusing those in our care for purposes which abuse the privilege of our position. Thus, the legacy of the leader will be remembered either in the halls of light or the halls of darkness. We pray that the goal of every leader will be to seek the highest and inspire the greatest from those they are assigned to, starting with their own relationship to the Divine as they teach by example of what they have been grateful to learn themselves, the “little things & the bigger lessons,” and of what they hope will become the collective fruit of charitable love, peace, and harmony within their communities.
ON BEING SUBJECT TO LEADERSHIP: It is useful and good to pray for our leaders. Why? We do this for many reasons which can include, that they would be guided by the Divine. But we also pray so we can free our own hearts and direct our own motives as we continue to grow spiritually ourselves, since often the leadership we choose or find ourselves subject to, can be either a reflection of our individual and collective commitment to excellence and spiritual freedom or we could find ourselves subject to evil as a result of the short-cuts we took attempting to bypass the higher ground in order to enact more immediate impulses. We pray then, that we as subjects to our leadership and constitution, would be more concerned about developing our own integrity and character, than indulging in a focus of finding fault in others. We can each learn to be the vessels of light and wisdom, the same elements that we seek from our leaders. We can each seek to see through the lens of the divine, that we might have the wisdom to choose and support leaders which reflect God’s ultimate purpose for us, as we together, use our Freedom for good.
Ann M. Wolf – © 2017 – BMI