Sacred Leadership in Other Areas of Our Lives
The raising and nurturing of children is the most sacred of roles and therefore parents should be, first and foremost, Sacred Leaders. Their role in caring for and guiding the physical, social, emotional and spiritual growth of their children provides the fundamental foundation for a positive future. In fact, we hope, over the next few years, to illustrate how Sacred Leadership is first nurtured in the home by parents who understand, at a deep level, their role as Sacred Leaders. Also, it is within the family that the ideals of Sacred Leadership will be passed on to future generations.
Many of us serve our communities through our churches, scout troops, citizens’ committees and numerous other volunteer activities. So often we get caught up in the daily activities of our service that we forget why we got involved in the beginning. Sacred Leadership reminds us of the reasons we volunteered for service and the search for meaning that led us to volunteer.
When applied at the personal level, Sacred Leadership can help us integrate our search for meaning and wisdom into our daily lives. Sir Laurens van der Post in his documentary, Hasten Slowly, tells of the Bushmen who talk of two hungers. One is the physical hunger we all feel when we have not had enough to eat. The other, the Great Hunger, is the hunger for meaning in our lives. As we practice Sacred Leadership in our personal lives we begin to fulfill the Great Hunger that was so well understood by indigenous peoples.