There are cracks in everything, that's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen
A friend of mine sent this thoughtful quote to me a few months ago. It's a great reminder that in times of mild or great upset, we can learn to seek out and find the lesson or 'the light', in it. This is a truly radical act of self love.
Our paths are winding, up and down, never linear, but undoubtedly providing great insight. We have the opportunity to discover the deeper meaning within the stories of our life. In my role as a coach, I adore helping others find the light in their cracks.
Here is a brief story of a client, a brave woman.
A profoundly tragic event occurred when she was pregnant and about to give birth to her first child. Horrific, miserable and deeply traumatizing, her baby was stillborn. Nothing could be worse. She healed some of that gaping wound prior to our work. She forged onward; she got pregnant and gave birth two more times. Her children are beautifully healthy.
During the years that we worked together, her sadness didn't diminish but she was able to loosen the grip of self blame. In this, she profoundly affirmed life and love and honored her loss. Her courage enabled her to find space to accept her experiences and provide great care to her family.
If you have the need to find some light, please schedule a free coaching consultation.
It hit me like a thud when someone said it to me. I was blindsided by it and it radically changed my perspective...for the better. I'm referring to the realization that the thoughts I had in my head were deeply affecting my life.
There is absolutely no way to know when our last day will be. Ultimately, we don't have control of this. Scary, for sure, especially when so much of our lives are predicated on various systems or controls -- laws, logic, etiquette.
As a parent, spouse, coach, daughter, friend, yogi, cook, housekeeper (sort of), and NYC city dweller, life is full and fast. I love doing things. I like action and revelry but I also love my quiet alone time.
A dear client of mine was having a hard time and couldn't find balance in her life. She was working a lot, late into the evenings on weekdays and most weekends. She was stressed out, over eating, missing her family...
Just 30 days ago, I began a challenge to write a blog post for 30 days straight. It knew it would help me reach more people and I love writing. But there were thoughts in my head that were negative; fleeting ideas that maybe I didn't know what to write about and concerns about what people might think.
This may be obvious to some but often times people forget the importance of maintaining the basics of self care. There are some fundamentals that need to be accounted for in one's life to make for overall well being and balance.
I've been thinking about 2016 and what I want to create in it. I have a process that works. It's a straightforward recipe that gets me in the groove of making what I want happen. If you follow it, it will work for you as well.
In October, I wrote a post about recognizing one's thoughts and making a effort to shift it towards joyful ideas when you recognize that your thoughts are 'somewhere else'.
Ack! Can you picture walking away from a conversation with a new group of people or familiar folks and feeling insecure about what you shared?