Sufficiency… energy… and the WES oracle…

Hola, friends, fellow adventurers and colleagues,

As you may have noticed, my most recent travels have been occurring on another plane altogether.  No less adventurous, mind you… 😉

This quote by Lynne Twist is informing my approach to work and play right now:

“Sufficiency:….When you let you of trying to get more of what you don’t really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have. When you make a difference with what you have, it expands.” (Lynne Twist)

Hmmmm… Works on a few levels, I think: with money and material possessions, of course. With relationships, too, though. In my last blog I mentioned my WES sisters, remember? And, no… contrary to what my sword-fighting friend has suggested, we are not a band (at least not yet). We are a small group of entrepreneurs (from up and coming to the well-established and in between) who meet once a month to share and support each other in a constructive and positive forum (and I don’t just mean the restaurant). The host & organizer (rotating) presents something like an idea or approach that works, each member shares some of their goals and challenges, and the WES oracle (coined by secret service writer sister, meaning the members of WES) makes suggestions and gives advice.

Here we are, using what we have to come together (while letting go of what we don’t really need, like competition, envy, insecurity, etc.). Each month I walk away with something I receive from the WES oracle: rekindled energy and enthusiam, new ideas and perspective and a sense that helping each other creates more positive for everyone. Thank you to my ich bin ein berliner and healer WES sister and friend and my very funky boston designer friend for the idea.

Signing off for today

Your Traveling Translator


2 thoughts on “Sufficiency… energy… and the WES oracle…

  1. Hi, Traveling Translator! I saw you posted a comment on Marie-Louise’s Muse Translation blog and just had to follow the link to such a name! I’ve read through some of your recent posts and it seems we have been to several of the same places recently. I spent nearly four months in Costa Rica last fall, working from there. What a gorgeous country! And it seems you were in Ottawa, where I make my permanent home.
    You are very fortunate to have a local group to exchange thoughts, ideas and perspectives with; I would love to set up something similar. I’ve tried a few times, with translators in general and literary translators in particular, but the groups just never gelled. Often I think it was because we all didn’t individually let go of envy, insecurity, competition, etc.
    It’s good to be reading you!

    • Hi Intralingo! Gracias for your comment! It’s always good to hear from like-minded colleagues.
      To start your own entrepreneur’s group and create a contributive and constructive atmosphere it helps to invite entrepreneurs from different fields: e.g. one literary translator, one conference interpreter, one cafe owner, one financial advisor, one designer… you get the idea. I’ll post some more information next time.
      Safe travels! The Traveling Translator

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