A short break from my series on the Climate Movement and Challenger Brands.
John Lennon, as always, said it best:
Oh my love, for the first time in my life
My eyes are wide open
Oh my lover, for the first time in my life
My eyes can see
I see the wind, oh, I see the trees
Every thing is clear in my heart
I see the clouds, oh, I see the sky
Everything is clear in our world
(lyrics from “Eyes Wide Open”)
While I didn’t go through the intense pressure of a decade in the Beatles, I identify with these lyrics, written not long after the end of the Fab Four. I’m proud of the many great things we accomplished in eight years at Clean Currents, and the real difference we made in the fight against extreme climate change. But I look back now and see a robot in the place where a person should have been. I am so grateful that I’ve got my soul and my humanity back. Everything is clear in our world once again.
Remember this the next time you lose something (a business, a relationship, a job) and you think it’s the end. It may just be the first step in the return of you.
Dedicated to all my friends and loved ones who have lost, and for everyone.
To: MT, AN, TG, VM, NZ, AR, MB, HW, AS, SC
And especially to my Yoko, PP.