I need to say a lot of things tonight but I’m not quite sure how to say them or what words to use. Does that ever happen to you? When you come across something so magical, so big and so grand, that words really are not enough? It’s clear that tonight, something bigger than me, is at work and I’m struggling to find the right way to describe it. All I know is that something needs to be expressed.
So here’s my attempt. My life is more than about coaching. My life is made up of chance encounters, daring experiences, and twists and turns that lead me into new encounters and even bigger experiences. When I combine them all, they make up my purpose. I am a connector – a connector of things, of people, of events and of moments. As I take a step back and view my life at 360 degrees, I realize that all of the circumstances in my life that I have felt victim to, have arisen for one simple reason: to mirror and reflect the greatness that lies within me, which is my birthright. Many times it’s been easy to fall into the old patterns, the self limiting beliefs and into the constructs of the ego and what I realize tonight, is that those things aren’t so bad. I embrace them all because they’re bringing me closer to my truth, closer to who I really am and closer to the person I need to be, for me, for my clients and for the world.
I fall into patterns because I become unconscious to a value that’s important to me. I remember a self-limiting belief because I silently hold onto a fear that runs my life. I revert to my ego because I’ve made a choice to be what society needs me to be. This is part of being human. And I’ve made peace with that. And as soon as I become neutral to it all and refrain from judging it, something begins to shift. New learning opens up for me. What I’ve learned is that everything and everyone are needed in my life. From a relationship that ends badly to a career that falls apart or a really bad decision that has made me go into a completely different direction – it all serves a purpose: to heighten my awareness and to bring me back to my truth. It may not feel very good and in fact it may feel really lonely, ugly and tumultuous but there is always help along the way. It appears in different ways through people that present themselves in my life, to chance encounters or fortuitous coincidences that I bump into along the way.
So what I have to say tonight is: dare to be YOU. In fact, I challenge you to be everything you have decided to hide, to bury and to conceal. Stalk your awesomeness for the sake of the rest of the world around us. We need your gifts in their purest forms.
Have a listen. Link: The Greatest Contribution