and New Beginnings
Reflection is the key to change.
2012 | We all seem
to feel the shifts of uncertainty that are occurring at multiple
levels in our lives including our spirit.
Acknowledging these feelings about how we approach our daily lives
will hopefully open up an opportunity to stop and reflect about
our behaviour patterns prompting us to ask questions.
yourself: Are you stuck in denial, apathy, self-doubt or blame?
If these few samples of obstacles to everyday courage resonate with
you, then you’re stuck in the past unable to embrace the major
transitions going on in our culture for the past several years.
Please know that it has not been easy for me either nor did I heed
the advice when I heard the prediction that major changes were coming
along with human suffering at all levels.
Are you stuck in sorrow or blame or
are you inviting new beginnings?
October 2006 at my Newfield Network coaching conference in Colorado
I heard scholar and author Richard Tarnas speak. He shared his research
and predictions about the human suffering that was coming in 2008
and lasting through 2011. While my work focuses on understanding
how StuckThinking™ keeps us from utilising our courage, Richard
writes in Cosmos and Psyche about living in delusion. “A state
of delusion about one’s actual condition in the world is carefully
maintained by filtering out and denying all information that might
cast question on the validity of one’s rigidly protected belief
system, thereby creating a closed feedback loop.”
you sense you are stuck in delusion about the changes going on,
then this is an opportunity to claim and apply your everyday courage.
It is a time to start new beginnings (and for women to collectively
come together). Richard continues with his predictions “...it
seems altogether likely that nother feminist propulsion will infuse
itself into the culture and that women will emerge from the next
decade and a half with considerable more political and economic
power than now.”
you stuck in sorrow or blame or are you inviting new beginnings?
Simply put: It takes everyday courage to come from your heart to
face hardships without delusion.
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Issue 17 | January 2012
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