the guest house
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
— Jellaludin Rumi
when is coaching right? when is therapy right?
There are actually quite a few differences that you should keep in mind when thinking about what will be most supportive for you.
To put it simply, coaching is much more current and future oriented. Coaching is proactive, so there will always be invitations to take action on your realizations and insights. In your coaching process, there will be some time spent exploring the events, learnings and challenges from your past, but the process will not linger there for much time. The lessons from your past will be applied to ways you can make positive changes in your life moving forward. When considering life coaching, it is best to have already done some inner work on yourself so that you can bring that awareness to your coaching sessions. The more you understand yourself, the more you will be able to listen to your truth and take action in the outside world.
Example situations when a life coach can help:
- I am a high functioning individual who feels held back or stuck in a certain part of my life.
- I have done the work on myself in therapy and have an awareness of how different events in my life have affected the way I operate.
- I am ready to take my life to the next level….i.e., figure out my life purpose, new career, new relationship.
- I am ready and able to take action and want the accountability and support to keep me moving forward.
Example situations when therapy is a better option:
- I am in an abusive relationship and need guidance and support.
- I am battling with an addiction.
- I have uncontrollable emotions and find myself crying on a regular basis.
- I have not resolved childhood trauma.
thandie newton “otherness”
Success comes in different shapes and forms.
Material wealth is often mistaken for true riches.
Status is often measured by rank or position within a culture.
It is what we believe to be valuable, to be most extraordinary.
My heart has been asleep for most of my life time.
One day my soul woke up…
The experience of loss and realization of how rich one moment can be, gently rocked me into a conscious state.
To bathe oneself in a moment.
To free fall into time and space until they fuse together as one, until there is no difference between the two.
Time as you have known it, no longer exists.
Now you know the beauty of the moment, which takes you places within yourself you may not dare to go…
Until one day, the world looks different simply because something within your life experience shifted…
My desire now, is to experience as much as I can for as long as I have.
The challenge is to truly live life passionately with the hope we leave a legacy of sorts.
True desire weaves such amazing journeys, leaving behind a portrait of life, your life
My hope, my wish is to drink each moment with the sheer feeling of ecstasy, because I am alive.