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LEADERSHIP - #62

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Created May 2, 2014 in Boulder, CO, USA.

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About LEADERSHIP - #62

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

What a great experience. The leaves have finally returned! The horizon is now filled with a beautiful green. 

A spare afternoon gave me extra time to work in the river. As I began to work, however, I could only create one sculpture before passers-by began to consistently stop. I didn't mind, and was more than happy to talk.

There is something about a live stone balance that makes people question if it is real. I laugh every time I see someone take a picture, and still stare at the sculpture with their eyes wide open. In this modern world, it is so easy to take a picture and think about what is going on.

Of those people that take pictures from the path, there are only a few that will come up to me and say hi. I love that they are willing to put themselves out there. These brave souls are willing to learn new things and truly feel the experience, rather than just observe it. 

Little do they know that I am about to blow their minds... 

Before I begin, I make sure they have genuine interest in what I am doing. Then, it is very quite simple. I tell them that they can do it! This part will always shock them, and before their limiting beliefs flare up, I teach them how to balance a stone on it's nose in less than a minute.

It is truly amazing to see the mental shift that occurs in this minute of feeling the stone and working with it. Once the stone locks into place, their eyes light up! Now we're getting somewhere.  

For me, the gratification doesn't come when people are taking pictures of my work... The gratification comes when I take that same person that is amazed and get them to balance a stone in a way they never thought possible. That electric smile that they get when they figure it out makes it all the worthwhile. 

If you look closely at the rocks on the left hand side of this edition, you will see a few small balanced stones along the water, created by the many students that day, both young and old alike.

This edition really fell into place beautifully, and is a great reminder to keep sharing the knowledge. Ultimately, this edition leaves me speechless, and is visually quite balanced.