L.A. Reding, an amazing coach I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with, ends her emails with this quote from T.S. Eliot:
If you would save your life, you must lose it.
If you would thrive in the new world, you must dissolve your old form.
Letting go is the only path to safety.
My posting here has been limited lately as I’ve been immersed in just what this quote suggests: dissolving, letting go, and opening up to a new world as a coach and as a person.
Writing here, while I love it and find that it feeds a certain part of me, has needed to take a back seat as I take on the high stakes, real life high-wire act of stepping into my true self and my true calling. I’ve been weaving, tottering, falling, and yes, getting back up again to try another day.
So, my dear friends and readers, fear not: I will return again to write, soon and regularly, with luck. In the meanwhile, enjoy your summer vacation, and sip on this:
What must dissolve in you?
What’s begging to emerge?
What no longer can be denied?
Jodee Bock says
So glad to hear you’re taking time to concentrate on your own truths – and glad to have you check back in. The three questions you ask here are so timely for me as I determine how to take my business to the next level by honoring my gifts and having deeper conversations with potential clients. As I listen to my own life and my own truths, I find that I might need to dissolve some of the tasks I’ve believed I just “have” to do because I don’t know who else will do them. What dissolves in me in that case is more and more of my perfection and control, which opens up more space for possibilities beyond what I can imagine while I’m clinging to “the way I just think it has to be.”
As I get that part, I’m excited to listen to what will emerge as well as what can no longer be denied. Although I’m not entirely sure about those last two questions yet, I think it has something to do with bigger small talk – promoting it and just having it myself.
I’ll let you know as I emerge!
Thanks for the insights (as usual!). I’ll look forward to hearing more about your own emergence!
Hanna ~ Glad to know that you are stepping in to your true self and your true calling. Your writing is inspiring and thought provoking to me, and I look forward to reading about what is “begging to emerge” within you. So, go within and then resurface when the time is right, because your readers savor your writing!