RIP Stephen Covey. when anyone dies there is a push to laud praise, to focus on the best of the life recently departed. in this case, the praise is well deserved. Covey will remain one of the giants of personal growth and development. his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and numerous other titles, are some of the classics in our industry.
what may not be discussed as much is that he was a staunch opponent of gay marriage. the paradox seems obvious to me: teach people to find their own, authentic voices and to help others find theirs, but not if that voice is in favor of gay marriage?
(I’m simplifying here to make a point. I mean no disrespect to Covey and his family.)
I wonder if the soul that we knew as the man, Stephen Covey, would have a different opinion now. from the perspective of consciousness where we are all one and only love is real. perhaps the illusion of what “traditional marriage” means may have fallen away, become inconsequential.
here is a question we all can consider: when our time on this planet is complete, what will we look back on and be proud of? also, once we are beyond the dogma and beliefs that control our living days, what would we have changed? what insights, from that perspective, would support our doing things differently?
when we can learn from those who have gone before us, it is the most powerful way in which we can honor their path.