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Building Bridges in the Lives of Others

Upon my high school graduation I came across the poem, The Bridge Builder.  It tells the story of an old man who was traveling along a highway and came to a chasm.  He crossed that chasm vast and deep and wide and started building a bridge back across to the other side.  A fellow pilgrim asked why he was building the bridge.  The old man explained that crossing the chasm was not a problem for him but to a youth it may well be.  He was building the bridge for him.

After a decade or so I stopped to reflect upon what those words meant to me deep within and have reworked the essence of that poem to make it my own. 

Whether I’m delivering a keynote address, conducting a workshop, writing an article or a book, or coaching a client, I am always mindful that unlike the bridge builder who built the bridge for others, I wanted to help people build their own bridges.

I don’t have the answers, but I will challenge you to look deep within your very being to build the bridges that will give you inner peace.  I will challenge you to chart a new path—to make choices that are your choices and not the result of external forces, to help you transition to a new place to become who you are meant to be, and to discover how to turn your dreams into reality—building bridges to maneuver the chasm vast and deep and wide and get to the other side.  It’s a fascinating journey.  Join me!

                                                          Many blessings 

                                                                   Elizabeth

Click here for the poem "The Bridge Builder"

© August 2017