A dear friend introduced me to this little poem a couple of years ago. I was reminded of it recently and thought it would make a great New Year’s share.
I’m feeling reflective. It’s the time of year with short days and long evenings. A sense of hibernation. And deepening thoughts. I came upon this lovely quote: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” David Viscott.
I was planning to go on a retreat this autumn for the first time, and that didn’t happen. It made space for something else important to happen in my life, so that was a gift in itself.
I’ve decided to ‘out’ myself. I’m an Imposter. I suffer from one of the most common issues that my clients bring to me. So I want to let you all know that I’m one too 🙂
“If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realising that you are the author.” Mark Houlahan.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Will Durant.
Driving home on a sunny afternoon, sunroof open, and a Spotify playlist called “70’s Roadtrip” blaring through my car speakers. Summer is here and it feels good.
Sometimes it can take me ages to get started with a blog post. I distract myself with looking for nice images and relevant quotes. I over-think it.
“Enlightenment must come little by little – otherwise it would overwhelm”. Idries Shah
“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make the change.” Michael Jackson.
“You can’t change the direction of the wind, but you can adjust your sails to always reach your destination.”Jimmy Dean
This quote popped up in my Five Minute Journal App a few days ago. It struck a chord with me: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin.
“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray.
I was having a conversation with a dear friend about poor impulse control (in the context of food). She and I have often talked about the kind of exercise we enjoy, and the subject of cycling came up. Ironically, we immediately visited our local charity bike shop and purchased two very cheap second-hand bikes!
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. Confucius.
No, I’m not Paul McKenna!
My Notes from the Universe have a habit of landing just when I need them most. Well, of course they do, that’s The Universe in evidence. Today, my Note read: “Meriel, whatever you think someone else is thinking, they’re probably not. But they are receiving signals about what you think they’re thinking, Meriel… and these signals could change what they’re thinking. So connected, The Universe.”
Before I write a new blog, I always have a look back to see whether I’ve written something similar in the past. Sometimes I write about the same topic in many different ways as I think it’s a message worth repeating. This is one of those times…
We all get stuck from time to time. But not all kinds of stuck are stuck. Some are frozen.
Metaphor is such a useful tool to help clients connect with something conceptual.
I can’t believe in all these years that I’ve never blogged about Yoda. He’s had some very insightful one-liners in the last 30 odd years!
Always see work as play and play as important, Meriel, and soon you won’t know the difference between them. Let’s all take a work break! The Universe.
The funny thing about pedestals….. if you put a person up on a pedestal they will have no choice but to look down upon you! John Precor.
“In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life – it goes on.” Robert Frost.
“People do not seem to realise that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.
“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognise what makes you happy.” Lucille Ball.
I’ve received numerous emails or voicemail messages which say “sorry, too busy to come for my coaching session today…”
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” Dr Seuss.
A short one today. I’m sitting with my inner hippy.
Human beings are becoming more anxious (perhaps all living things are). The media tells us so. And in the last year I’ve had an increasing number of requests for support with anxiety.
Last week, I attended a Yoga class for the first time in my life. This is me doing the downward facing dog….. not.
“To get good, it’s helpful to be willing or even enthusiastic, about being bad.” Daniel Coyle.