February 4th - In the crevice...
Went to a coaching workshop today, which is both a learning and personal discovery opportunity, with a topic of human spirit. One of the beliefs we dove into; what might hide in the crevices of our experiences.
I had an AHA – an obvious one perhaps, more like a way overdue one. Am I repeating a pattern that contributed to a life altering event for me and my family, in my continued desire to be acknowledged, accepted, supported over what happened?
It’s my belief I do listen and consider alternative perspectives, with evidence to support I do, however, in some relationships it seems I do not effectively do so in a way that it is felt and aligned to their personality. Instead, some of what I am met with is silence, behind the back comments, opportunities for a coup to be organized and implemented.
In my notes, true to coaching practices and knowledge, I wrote…start asking, “what is your story” and STOP telling mine.
To listen to another’s story, is the chance to know them and what is possible, or not.
Hmmm, stuff gathers to pay attention to…day 194!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!