day 2570: Exhaling

“If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.”

A few weeks ago, while co-hosting the podcast, Faith-Driven Entrepreneur, our guest made a very simple statement.  She said about a CEO that she was working with, “She exhales her values and principles.”  I was stopped in my tracks.  “Exhale” was the word she used.  I found it remarkable because who is so committed to the values and principles of our companies that we actually own them so much that they are so inside of us that we breathe them.  It’s a great question for all of us; are we so dedicated to these that we own them into our very core that we are we exhaling them to others.

To exhale, we must first inhale.  What comes out is what is first within us.  We know this, but yet we can continue to fill ourselves with the wrong things, in hope that the right things will be released.  But, it doesn’t work that way. What are we filling ourselves with today that we don’t want to exhale?

Reference: Luke 11:36 (New Living Translation)