Friday, May 10, 2013

Week 35

"It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power." - Alan Cohen

Change... Adventure... Movement... Courage... Some of these are happening in my world. I now have a life coach - by accident, not design. My sister-in-law received her certificate for coaching & needed someone to practice on so I volunteered. I haven't felt consistently centered or balanced lately - even though I know I have a really great life - so I thought - why not be her first student & see what it's all about & what there is to learn.

Boy oh boy - first session was difficult. I'm not someone who likes to be unprepared & I definitely felt unprepared. Lots of questions - difficult ones because you had to visualize everything. It wasn't simply an answer - I had to describe everything in as much detail as possible. Paint a picture with my words. So... I tackled it. Lots I thought of after our first session that I wish I had said. And I started wondering whether I'm as engaged in my own life as I thought.

I think the biggest change will be in the words I choose. Through this process you aren't allowed to use any negative words. Not even 'try' or 'might' or 'wish' - it all has to be positive & forward-thinking. Apparently, it's all supposed to help me make the changes needed to progress to living the life I envision (which was the hard part - it was difficult for me to paint a picture of the life I envision - that's why I wonder if I am fully engaged in my life or if I'm just along for the ride).

So to have an even better life, I'll take this journey & see where it leads me. I'll consciously, actively participate in my life. And along the way I'll ditch the negative words - the 'try's & 'maybe's & 'one day's. And I'll start more fully embracing the positivity.

Just a little update from week 34 - 6 weeks later and my herbs are flourishing... growing like mad. So excited! 

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