|... Joseph "Joe" Kempin inspired by|
If that's what I write (or stated more colloquially, if that's what I write about) I'm mindful of the risk of seeming to take transformation out of the realm of what's spoken, and entrapping it in the realm of what's written. That's just what goeswith the territory of writing Conversations For Transformation. But it only remains a concern for as long as it's unidentified, undistinguished, and unclearly stated. Context is decisive, and language is the scalpel of experience.
This essay is the one thousand four hundred and seventy ninth in this Conversations For Transformation internet series of bi-weekly essays. I expect it to attract a thousand views or more to this website in the next four days or less. The website will soon showcase one thousand five hundred essays, which will soon attract their one million five hundred thousandth view. As for what inspires me: if I was uninspired, my naïvely enthusiastic energy would have run out a long, long time ago. Transformation is always inspired by conversations with those closest to us. Sharing transformation begets sharing transformation.
In this regard I want to thank each of you for being the bedrock of my inspiration. In a work like this, what you bring is the essential medium. I mean that like the cardstock for my acrylics, you bring the listening for my words. The words I write merely represent my already always intention to make Werner available worldwide. It's the listening you bring which completes this work. And I'm inspired by your listening. It calls me to be my best, to leave it all on the court. The privilege of your listening calls me to task to never be anything less. Frankly, it's daunting. But then again, isn't living Life itself daunting?
Look: transformation is daunting. More than that, being responsible for being transformed is daunting. Yet transformation, while daunting, is simple. And although it's simple, it's not always easy (if it were easy, the world would be transformed by now). Transformation brings forth the possibility of massive, discontiguous breakthroughs across the board in Life - often unexpectedly. Gaping portals magically appear in the beingsphere through which miracles pour. Be careful: the impact of a negative, changes the way things go, just as surely as the impact of a positive, changes the way things go. But whether it's a negative change in the way things go or whether it's a positive change in the way things go, it's still a change within the same old same old context.
Now, with that as your background, try this on for size: negativity is opening the refrigerator and seeing nothing to eat; positivity is opening the refrigerator and seeing something to eat; transformation on the other hand, is opening the refrigerator ... and seeing the Grand Canyon in there ... (Oh, that's classic Werner). In particular, the sudden, shocking, Life-altering moments of getting it's all in the mouth epitomize opening the refrigerator and seeing the Grand Canyon in there. After forty years being around Werner, and after sixteen years writing these Conversations For Transformation, I keep getting it - over and over and over again and again and again. And after all this time it still keeps knocking me on my you-know-what - each and ... every ... single ... time.
Thank You for your ongoing generosity, reading what I've been writing - over and over and over again and again and again for all these sixteen years. Thank You for your ongoing generosity, intimately sharing with me what it's like for you to get it - over and over and over again and again and again. Thank You for your ongoing generosity, sharing the way transformation keeps knocking you on your you-know-what, each and every single time. Thank You for being inspiring by staying vigilant, awake, and alert, and never allowing the miracle of who we really are, to slip into the realm of the mundane, the everyday, the blah, the meh, the same old same old.
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