Making a change starts with admitting things aren’t going so well. For some of us (me) that can take a long time - to actually admit it - because it’s easier to bury your head in the sand than to take those first steps. I lived with inner turmoil for many, many years and it became my normal. It was how I was and I tried to get on with things. To change takes courage and and getting comfortable with discomfort but I promise you it’s worth it. Listen in for my musings on this process….if you really desire change in your life but feel you need clarity and accountability in 2019 then check out my coaching offerings here on the ‘Coaching’ page.
I find it so inspiring as a coach when people begin to recognise that their inner dialogue and the stories they tell others about themselves are no longer relevant. Fake. They call their own bluff and have to face the fact that they’ve held onto these old stories because they’re familiar, they’re a default response and facing a future in which a new story comes alive can be scary. I’d love to know what story you feel it’s time to let go of and how you plan to intentionally create a new one that limitlessly embraces you and your gifts.
I find this passage from Anam Cara by John O’Donohue spine-tinglingly beautiful. If this doesn’t inspire you to step up into your potential then I’m a monkey’s uncle. Apologies about the nostril close-up - not sure what happened there with filming…..just close your eyes and listen!!
Ever felt like you’re stuck - whether that’s a specific situation or in your life in general? Like you’re flailing about,pushing or pulling fruitlessly - without the clear-sightedness to know what’s really going on? I’ve got a story to tell that you might be able to relate to your own life in this situation…
These musings are around our constant reaching for things that take the edge off our uncomfortable emotions. When we do this we are reinforcing “Samskaras” our habitual patterns that see us continue to suffer. Pema Chodron teaches from the Buddhist perspective which aligns beautifully with the yogic one - that within the discomfort lies pure wisdom. If only we can be with it.