Vera, Bucky and the Bright Idea

Vera Wang dresses

In a Sanskrit chant I find especially meaningful, God as Teacher and Inspirer is described as “You, who sit on my eyelids.” What a quirky and accurate image! If you pay attention, life will always show you your next step, and sometimes it will show you theĀ  whole road: your purpose, mission and passion, boom, just like that! You don’t have to go far to find it. It’s right where you are.

Here’s what Vera Wang, the ultimate bridal dress queen says about her aha moment: “When I decided to get married at 40, I couldn’t find a dress with the modernity or sophistication I wanted. That’s when I saw the opportunity for a wedding gown business.”

Bucky Fuller, iconic for building entirely different structures, once advised a 10 year old boy to notice how life called him. “You will look around you,” he said, (not an exact quote- but close enough- I’m going from memory here) “and you will notice that something needs to be done that no one else seems to be aware of. That’s yours to do. And when you begin taking action steps, the world will give you resources.”

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