I am entering into a new way of being in my life. It seems I know less and less about WHAT to do, and more and more about WHO to be. The 'what' is fading in importance. It doesn't matter if I am a life coach, a doctor, a sandwich maker, or a janitor -- what matters is who I am when I am the life coach or the janitor.
Recently I was offered an opportunity that took me way out of my box. Although my intuition said quite clearly, "Yes, make this change.", I felt all sorts of resistance appear in my body. I stomped my feet and I cried and complained, letting my inner 2 year old react to fear and change. And then, my timer went off (because I always time myself when I am in resistance to make sure I don't get stuck there) -- and I scooped myself up and moved forward. Step by resistant step. You know what? Each step got easier and easier.
Now that I have made the change completely, I am so happy that I didn't get stuck behind the label of who I thought I was. It's so easy to do. Boss, Manager, Employee, Mom, Sister, Friend, Mate, Youngest, Older... you know them well, all of the labels that you allow to define youself. You also know the pain of resistance with you go to remove a label (divorce, change of job, end of relationship, aging). I have found that the more I let go with ease and grace, the more joy I have certianly.. but more importantly, the more I become what I am. To follow my path, I need not build the path, but simply walk.
I find myself in a new place and doing new things... and yet, because I AM, I am doing all of the same things. The change I so feared was only an illusion.
YOU ARE. That can never be lost. So take comfort, and leap.. (the net will appear!)
Mindy Amita Aisling
ICF Life Coach,
NFPT Fitness Trainer,
OMA Certified Mediator
Mindy Aisling is a certified life and business coach in Bend, OR, exceeding all of the educational requirements & training set forth by the ICF.
She has worked with such organizations as St. Charles Hospital, Soroptimists, The Dispute Resolution Center, Olympic Medical Center, Americorps, and Juvenile and Family Services.
She has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, The Bend Bulletin, The Peninsula Daily News, KOMO 4 TV, The Oregonian and many more. You can learn more about Mindy here.
Mindy offers professional, affordable online coaching to clients around the world, and local coaching to clients in Bend, Oregon.
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