Here’s my confession. Some of you know, most probably don’t. I AM A DIEHARD STAR TREK GEEK. “Live LONG and Prosper!” I love ALL of the Star Treks… from the very first series with Captain James T. Kirk, Spock and Bones. “Dammit, Jim, I’m a doctor, not an engineer!” to which Scottie exclaims “Now you’re an engineer!” To the newer kids like Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto who play Kirk and Spock, respectively, in the remade Star Trek films. And I love all of the Star Treks in between: Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine. Though sometimes the alternate timelines and universes hurt my head. I have to ask Matthew Weaver to clarify yet again why there are now TWO Spock’s in one move, but I digress.
My hubby and I recently started watching the series “Star Trek: Enterprise” which came out several years ago. What really captured my attention the first time I saw it was the theme song for the show: “Faith of the Heart.” Music is one of the many access points to my Aliveness. When I heard that song, I was really moved.
“Faith of the Heart,” which is playing in the accompanying video, stands out for me for a few reasons. First, it reminds me of Tuthill’s humble beginnings saving horses from the heavy work of hauling clay out of the quarries. That heart intention led to Tuthill creating an oil pump for a truck to spare the horses. Also, the song reminds me of all of the amazing things that we have created and accomplished since then: our global pump, meter, vacuum and blower businesses. Of course, there is also Tuthill’s courageous vision of creating a Conscious Company.
It stirs my own heart to ask, "What becomes possible when we believe in ourselves, each other and work together?" The Tuthill mission statement from our Compass reads, “From our hearts to our heads to our hands… we dare to make better.” Isn’t this demonstrated beautifully with the space program in the video? Grit, one of Tuthill’s values, also stood out for me. All of those involved in getting us into space persevered to keep moving forward despite failure and heartbreak.
Now, close your eyes and listen to the lyrics of the song again. What if this was YOUR story? With “Faith of the Heart,” what might be different in your life?