So this is a belated “Deep Thought Sunday” post, but given I was wrapping up a dizzyingly fulfilling and emotionally draining weekend (really a series of weekends over the past 5 months) which I spent with a group of amazing people, I am amazed I got it out today! And since this is my blog, I give myself permission to post this on Tuesday. Please refer to the blog “Plan” page if you have any questions or are otherwise confused.
I started down the “official” coaching path as a result of a personal leadership challenge put before me in March of 2012 – it was pretty specific: “Get a professional coaching certification.” I distinctly remember asking myself, “Is that really a thing?” I spent all of 30 minutes on line before determining that not only was it “a thing”, but it was a thing that appealed to me a great deal.
So after five weekend sessions over the past five months (104 hours to be precise), I am well on the road not only to coaching certification, but really on the path to a future quite different than what I had imagined a year ago, or even a couple of months ago. Or maybe it isn’t so different – just clearer to me now. To engage with people at a deep, personal level so they can realize the power we each have as human beings – that’s “my thing” now.
Marianne Williamson’s quote from Return to Love (beautifully read by a beautiful classmate who I will not name – but she’s in the red pants in the photo above ) sticks with me:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.
What’s “your thing”? What’s your power?