Mark 13:11

When they lead you away and deliver you up, don’t be anxious beforehand, or premeditate what you will say, but say whatever will be given you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.

(World English Bible)

I like the sound of this. Several times I have been planning for a meeting or for a day on-site with a client, only to catch myself and say, “None of this matters. None of this planning will make any difference. What matters is that I am on form on the day.”

Being “on form” means more than just being healthy, clean, smart, relaxed and alert. For me, it means being open to what people are saying, and being able to understand what might be underneath that; it means being able to respond and intervene appropriately, without being arrogant. It means doing all this and more, all as part of being “myself”. It’s very hard to do all that consciously and on purpose. I just have to open myself up to some kind of inspiration.

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