When you have a business that has transitioned numerous times, and each business stage calls out different aspects of who you are, it can be easy to forget what your initial soul-longings really were.
In beginning my career, in what feels like a hundred years ago, my objective as a psychotherapist was to support and guide people in becoming everything they were meant to be, whatever that meant to them. Frequently it required that I show folks how they got caught in their self-created drama or succumbed to the drama of those around them. Teaching them to change perspective, change expectations, and allow others to be who they were always worked. It may not have always rectified an issue, but, if practiced, it always allowed my client to be free of the extreme burden the issue brought with it.
As a professor in graduate school, a clinical instructor in medical school and the founder of my own institute, I used my gifts and knowledge to support my students in recognizing that living out of the box was pretty much always the greatest place to be and the greatest tool in becoming who they were meant to be.
Throughout all this, my perspective has been that this is a spiritual journey we are walking and always there is a much bigger picture to see. Yes we need to deal with the minutia of life, of our careers, and our inner process, but having the ability to see them in a spiritually detached way, from the 30,000 foot perspective if you will, allows us to avoid reaction and live in response.
It also allows us to understand how we think, feel, and respond to inner and outer stimuli.
Although the spiritual elements of my life have changed, or grown, throughout each stage I can see that the importance has been in remembering that this is a spiritual journey. All the opportunities which came my way, some I got, some passed me by, some I wasn’t ready for but they inspired me to get ready, and some I chose not to take, each had a purpose in my life.
They each prepared me for my work now as an Executive Leadership Coach and Consultant. Each prepared me directly or indirectly.
The opportunities are always here, the question remains for each of us, which ones do we want to take? This life we are in is truly the result of all the choices we have made. Walking consciously, or mindfully, calls us to see that. What choices are you making daily to impact your life, either as it is or as how you want it to be?