Japan still has high risks for extensive damage from massive earthquakes in the coming years. I kept on considering what is the best for me during the last 10 months.
In the beginning of February, I saw the musical, “La Cage Aux Folles 2. One of the famous songs of this musical touched my heart. It is named “The best of times is now”. You may listen to this music from the following link. .
Here is a part of “The best of times is now.”
Now, not some forgotten yesterday.
Now, tomorrow is too far away.
So hold this moment fast,
And live and love
As hard as you know how.
And make this moment last,
Because the best of times is now, is now.
This song and lyrics told a truth from a context of love. This story was about true love which transcends surface facts or superficial assumptions. And I thought that this was about leadership. I think that leadership is about love and truth. Both are complementary like Ying and Yang.
If a leader tells a truth without love, people don’t follow that person. If a leader is just love itself, people will feel lost. Leaders need to see truth clearly. And a leader needs to live in whole truth as she or he is. Then when that person can be a leader, he or she tells a truth from unconditional love. People want to follow the person who has both clear vision and a warm heart. And to live in both love and truth, we need to live and love in this moment. The best of times is now.