The conscious leader lives with paradox.

She knows, for example, that the situation she most fears and tries to protect herself from, is the situation she thereby creates. She knows too that the thing she seeks (in place of the thing she fears) is seeking her, and she only has to let go of fear and self-protection for the thing she seeks to find her.

She knows that the things she teaches are the things she most needs to learn; that overcoming is really about surrender; deciding is really about letting go; and victory is allowing yourself to be shaped by defeat.

The conscious leader distrusts those who are too certain, for she knows that they will be turned upside down by the wheel of life, whose essence is paradox.


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