Welcome to my place, my purpose is to create a supportive environment. To create new landscapes through new mindscapes, new ways of thinking, doing and being. To provide a place where like minded fellow travellers can pause, get some useful information and some spiritual sustenance before continuing on their way. Don't die with the music in you.
". . . I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer." - Rainer Maria Rilke (German lyric poet)
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
We never have enough information to enable us to fully understand the truth of the reality around us. And there is never only one correct perspective about anything.
Knowing this helps me let go of my tendency to label things as good or bad. I suffer least when I can accept reality just as it is. And I benefit most when I open my heart and mind in appreciation.
"If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgement of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgement now." - Marcus Aurelius
Most of us are so overwhelmed with getting through the daily grind, we have little time for living a life that we love and that we were born to live.
How would you like to live a fully self -expressed life? Don't dream it, do it!
If you crave a safe space to transform into the person you were meant to be, you are ready to enlist my skills as your personal development / life coach.
I will listen with commitment and ask insightful questions, so that you will see a way forward.
My own life journey has been extraordinarily enriched by special mentors and coaches deeply committed to facilitating me to move towards becoming the person I was meant to be.
If you believe that life is a journey, then the sooner you take your destiny into your own hands and actively seek your possibility, then the sooner you will become the person you were meant to be.
As a good coach I have the ability to listen at a deep level and elicit responses that can lead you to profound self-realization. I have often coached people who are amazed at my ability to ask the right question, "Where did that come from, they ask in surprise after coming to an amazing self realization.
It is possible to outsource things such as confidence until your personal world reflects your newfound skills and abilities.
My life journey has lead me to some interesting places, but the times that I was most successful was when I was able to communicate my dreams in a manner, such that others were enrolled in the possibility.
They were excited by the proposal, wanted to see it come into being and were so committed to see it happen that they volunteered their help and support.
This is exciting, but people want to be listened to and have their dreams realized in the process. Communication is far more than being articulate; learning to really listen has made a profound difference to my life.
What would it be like if you had someone totally committed to you realizing your dreams and aspirations?
As your coach I will to add my commitment to yours in a relationship based on trust and mutual respect. As your coach I will create a safe environment to explore your potential and workshop your dreams. I will bring a commitment, without attachment. My commitment is based on trust, integrity and compassion and provides a totally professional service.
I am a people person who has the ability to listen intuitively and ask questions honestly and compassionately.
"We tell ourselves so many lies and half-truths ... We listen and are duly impressed by these inner voices that turn into unseen judges that nag at us. We give each of these judges a seat of honor in our minds, all the while hating their guts and their never-ending supply of judgements ... We give the judges permission to accompany us on each journey of life, never daring to realize that we can park them, at least momentarily." -- Eloise Ristad
"The Inner Critic makes each of us a child. As we become the child in our relationships, we lose our sense of self. We are no longer self-contained, self-respecting adults. We look to others for validation. Our self-worth is based upon their opinion of us. Thus, everyone around us becomes a mother or a father whose support and approval is desperately needed to protect us from the constant criticism of the Inner Critic." -- Hal Stone
I will not die an unlived life,
I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire,
I choose to inhabit my days,
To allow my living to open me,
To make me more accesssible,
To loosen my heart until it becomes a wing,
A torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
To live so that what comes to me, as seed,
Goes to the next as blossom,
Then goes on to bear fruit.
"How do we keep our inner fire alive? Two things, at minimum, are needed: an ability to appreciate the positives in our life - and a commitment to action. Every day, it's important to ask and answer these questions: 'What's good in my life?' and 'What needs to be done?'" -- Nathaniel Branden
I have found there's a very different quality to my action when it springs from a sense of abundance as opposed to a feeling of being impoverished.
When I sense I'm not good enough or that I don't have enough, I feel driven to be better and to have more. Whatever I do takes effort - there's an element of struggle involved. And this makes sense because there's no fuel - I'm working on an empty tank.
When I'm feeling abundant, I act out of my own inspiration. I'm rich and full and so the energy flows naturally. This action at times feels almost effortless.
It's important to remember that we don't need money to be abundant. All we need is appreciation of all that we have.
" ...what I focus on in life is what I get. And if I concentrate on how bad I am or how wrong I am or how inadequate I am, if I concentrate on what I can't do and how there's not enough time in which to do it, isn't that what I get every time? And when I think about how powerful I am, and when I think about what I have left to contribute, and when I think about the difference I can make on this planet, then that's what I get. You see, I recognize that it's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it." -- W. Mitchell